BREAKING NEWS: Sacked Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Rejects Tribunal’s Judgement In Favour Of Umahi

Okorie Labour Party

Sacked Party Senatorial Candidate Rejects 's Judgement In Favour Of

The South Party senatorial candidate, Linus , has rejected the judgement of the Election Petition in favour of the state's former governor, David , of the All Progressives Congress.

reports that the State National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in , had, in its unanimous judgement delivered on Friday, dismissed 's petition for failure to prove his allegation of and noncompliance with the electoral as amended.

The three members of the Tribunal unanimously declared Umahi, the current Minister of Works, winner of the 2023 Ebonyi South senatorial election.

However, Okorie disagreed with the Tribunal's judgement in a statement signed and made available to in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

He stressed the judgement didn't reflect the evidence presented, insisting that the minimum expected in the circumstances of that election was to declare it inconclusive and order a supplementary election.

Okorie vowed to appeal the judgement, adding he would not allow the 's will to be truncated.

He said: “I disagree with that decision, even as I respect it. I disagree with the decision because it neither served justice, reflected the evidence presented, the electoral , nor the expressed will of the electorate of Ebonyi South.”

“Whatever motivated the Tribunal to so flagrantly ignore the weighty evidence before it, especially certified true copies of INEC results and the unambiguous provisions of Section 137 of the Electoral Act 2022 in the circumstances, is best known to them.

“I have mandated my lawyers to appeal the judgement. This truncation of the will of the , commenced by INEC in Ebonyi South, shall not be allowed to stand.”

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