The Peoples Democratic Party encountered yet another setback as the party suffered defeats at Election Tribunal sitting in Warri, Delta State.
The All Progressives Congress candidate declared winner ahead of the PDP’s, Prince Okorodudu Eustace Eyitene who was ordered to vacate the seat of member representing Koko Ward 8 at the legislative arm of Warri North Local Council. Okorodudu joins party mate, Mrs Abigail Tosan Anighoro who had earlier been sent packing by the tribunal.
The emergence of Okorodudu (PDP) was questioned by Comrade Akatakpo Omatseye, of the All Progressive Congress, who maintained that the election conducted by the Delta State Independent Election Commission was marred by irregularities and filed a tribunal against it.
In the ruling, the tribunal ordered Okorodudu to vacate the seat and also instructed DSIEC to conduct another election within 21 days from Monday.
Mrs Anighoro was also asked to vacate her position as councillor representing Warri 9 earlier on Friday, July 24, following a petition by Comrade Gboye Omagbitse Omatsola, councillorship candidate of the APC.
Delivering the judgment, the Chairman of a three-member Tribunal, A.T. Akujobi, upheld Omatsola’s petition and ordered DSIEC to conduct a new election within 30 days.
APC leader in the state, Mr Amorighoye Mene, spoke on the ruling that, it has affirmed the party’s conviction that the judiciary remained the last hope of the common man.
Yesterday, the Abia State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Umuahia, has been informed how the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly manipulated the Abia North Senatorial election in favour of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, maintaining that even the dead voted for the PDP during the elections.