Ken Pela, a candidate for governor of the Labour Party (LP) in Delta, was given permission to go back to the Delta State Election Tribunal on Thursday by the Court of Appeal in order to continue his appeal against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.
Recall that the Governor Sheriff petition against LP was previously denied by the Delta Tribunal on the grounds that the Governor had withdrawn from the pre-hearing.
Pela appealed the electoral tribunal’s verdict after receiving the judgement with displeasure to the Court Of Appeal in Abuja.
As a result of the Appeal’s decision, Ken Pela will return to the tribunal panel meeting in Delta to complete his case.
Ken Pela was not officially recognized as the winner of the March 28 gubernatorial election because of the victory at the Appeal Court, which was purely interlocutory in nature.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that Oborevwori won the governorship election with a total of 360,234 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressive Party (APC) who scored 240,229 votes.
Ken Pela of the Labour Party came third with 48,027 votes, while Great Ogboru of the. All Progressive Grand Alliance came fourth with 11,021 votes.