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By Peter Utebor

The Court of Appeal on Thursday 31st August granted the Labour Party (LP) gubernatorial candidate in Delta State, Ken Pela approval to return to the Delta state Election Tribunal to continue his petition challenging the election of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This follows the dismissal of the petition by the tribunal originally, which had challenged the election of the PDP candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori.

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Mr. Pella had appealed to the court of Appeal, asking for a retrial due to some anomalies witnessed at the lower court; and now, with this judgment, the tribunal is required to reconvene in coming days to hear the Labour Party’s petition once again.

It will be interesting to see how this new development will play out, and what its implications will be for all parties.

Meanwhile, supporters of the Labour party in the state are celebrating the judgement of the appeal court, saying, “we shall have justice one day”