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Power Outage Forces Delta Governorship Election Tribunal From Giving Verdict

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The Delta State governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has withheld judgment owing to a power outage.

Power Outage Forces Delta Governorship Election Tribunal From Giving Verdict
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Chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice Sulaiman Belgore, after commencing proceedings, paused for a while using a white handkerchief to wipe his face and announced to the court that the court could not continue proceedings under the heat following a power outage.

“Please, we cannot continue like this under this heat and court shall rise and come back for the next ten minutes.”

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Great Ogboru had in a petition marked EPT/DT/GOV/01/2019, challenged the reelection of Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was declared the winner of the March 9, 2019 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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