UPDATED: BREAKING: Tribunal Reaffirms Gov. Okowa’s Reelection, Describes Ogboru’s Petition As “Gold Digging”


The Delta State Governorship Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba has reaffirmed the second term reelection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.

Chief Great Ogboru, APC governorship candidate in the March 9, election is challenging the election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP.

The tribunal had fixed today for judgment in the petition filed by APC and Ogboru after adopting written addresses from all the parties.

This medium earlier reported that the tribunal temporarily halted today’s governorship election petition ruling due to power outrage.


The petition filed by Ogboru and his party APC was described as “opportunistic and gold digging”, and was dismissed in its entirety by the Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Suleiman Belgore.

Throwing out the petition in its entirety in a judgment on Friday, the tribunal held that the petitioners failed to prove that Okowa was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast at the election.