The Court of Appeal in Abuja has overturned the July 24 ruling of the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal in Asaba.

The tribunal had declared Ndudi Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election for Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State.

In two separate rulings on Thursday, the Court of Appeal declared Ngozi Okolie of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the election.

It faulted the tribunal for voiding Okolie’s election and proceeded to dismiss the petition filed by Elumelu before the trial tribunal and on which the voided judgment was given.

The Court of Appeal supported the argument made by Mahmud Magaji (SAN), the lawyer representing the Labour Party.

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They agreed that Okolie was validly nominated and sponsored by the party and that he resigned from his position as a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Delta State Government, as mandated by the Constitution.

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