The Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District, Sadiku Ohere, in the upper legislative chamber, has reacted to the tribunal judgment that nullified his election.
He stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen….CONTINUE READING
Ohere, who expressed worry in aspects of the tribunal decision, as respondent, that he ought to have filed a cross-petition to be able to challenge votes in an election petition, said he received the judgement with great shock.
According to him, he felt strongly that, the decision is contrary to Paragraph 15 of the First Schedule to the Electoral Act, 2022.
The senator, who said he was waiting for his lawyers to explain the full details of the judgement to him, said that he was confident that he had the option of heading to the appeal court over the judgement
Ohere, therefore, urged his supporters to remain calm and be peaceful because his mandate was not lost, noting that he was confident of victory at the four of appeal
The statement read: “As a matter of fact, I presented before the Tribunal through my team of lawyers, a decision of the Appellate Court which held that a Respondent does not need to file a cross-petition to challenge votes in an election petition, if the ground for challenging the election is “majority of lawful votes”.
“While I am waiting for my team of lawyers to give me full details on the judgment, I urge all my supporters to be calm and peaceful as their mandate is not lost.
“I verily know that I have option of Appeal to the Court of Appeal which I shall exercise after due consultation with my lawyers.
“I am confident that we shall triumph at the next floor of justice by pointing to areas where we strongly disagree with the ruling. Your mandate shall be protected.
“I urge my supporters not to be disturbed but to believe that we will get it right”, It added…CONTINUE READING