Former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and APC Senatorial candidate in Delta South Senatorial District in the last election has broken his silence on the sack of Senator James Manager by the Tribunal.
In a statement by his Media Assistant, Monoyo Edon, he said;
“While we are happy with the Tribunal’s judgement which affirmed my party’s position that the election was rigged and characterised with electoral over voting, we are not entirely satisfied with the judgement as the Tribunal ought to have deducted the excess illegal votes and declared me and my party rightful winner of the election.”
“In view of this, we shall be challenging the Tribunal’s judgement at the appeal court to declare us as the outright winner of the February 23rd, 2019 National Assembly Election for Delta South Senatorial District.”
“I thank the people of Delta South and my supporters who stood by me, with an assurance that they will get their deserved victory at the appeal court.”
For those who don’t know, a three-man panel led by Justice Chioma Onyeabor had nullified the victory of Senator Manager of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 poll over non-compliance with electoral guidelines in some parts of the district where the election held.
It, however, ordered the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh election for Delta South senatorial district within 90 days.