21 July 2011
The Federal High Court, Asaba has declared that the
governorship candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Great Ogboru was not a candidate in the January 6, 2011 governorship re-run election. Ibrahim Buba, who delivered judgment on Wednesday, in a suit brought before it by Delta State
the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its chairman, Peter Nwaoboshi challenging the eligibility of Mr Ogboru for the election, averred that Mr Ogboru did not comply with statutory requirements of the 2006 Electoral Act.
Specifically, the judge ruled that Mr Ogboru did not meet the provisions of the 2006 Electoral Act, which stipulates that 50 party members should endorse any governorship candidate.
According Mr Buba, those who nominated Mr Ogboru were not registered members of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP).