The PDP senatorial candidate, Peter Nwaoboshi has been upheld as the rightful representative of the Delta North Senatorial District by the elections petition tribunal.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the rightful winner of the Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
A report by This Day states that the National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, the Delta State capital gave the ruling on Saturday, September 7.
According to the report, the tribunal upheld the election of Senator Nwaoboshi after dismissing the petition filed by Doris Uboh of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was recorded that Nwaoboshi polled over 180,000 votes in the election held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 while Uboh scored about 30,000 votes. But Uboh insisted that Nwaoboshi should not have won.
The tribunal said the petition stood dismissed for being statute barred and lacking in merit. The ruling was handed down by chairman of the three-man panel, Justice E.I. Ngene, who held that there was merit in the objection raised by Senator Nwaoboshi against the competence of the petition and jurisdiction of the tribunal to entertain it having been filed outside the time provided for by law.
Justice Ngene noted that none of the allegations of malpractices made by the petitioner was substantiated or proved beyond any reasonable doubt. The tribunal also said that the petition was vague, ambiguous and therefore lacked merit.