Ned Nwoko’s Victory Upheld, Rerun Ordered in Warri South LGA: Election Tribunal’s Verdict
In an eagerly awaited decision, the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal, presided over by Justice Catherine Ogunsola, has upheld the victory of Ned Nwoko. However, the tribunal has also ordered a rerun in the Warri South Local Government Area. The verdict came in response to a petition filed by Ken Kanmma of the Labo
ur Party (LP), which was ultimately dismissed for lack of merit.
Ned Nwoko’s Triumph Sustained:
Ned Nwoko, a prominent figure, can breathe a sigh of relief as the election tribunal affirmed his victory. This decision underscores the legitimacy of his position and solidifies his role as a representative in the National and State Houses of Assembly.
The Petition and its Dismissal:
Ken Kanmma, a candidate from the Labour Party, had challenged Ned Nwoko’s victory, alleging irregularities and improprieties during the election process. However, after thorough examination and due diligence, the tribunal concluded that the petition lacked substantive evidence and failed to establish a case against Ned Nwoko. Consequently, Justice Catherine Ogunsola dismissed the petition, upholding the initial election results.
Rerun in Warri South LGA:
While Ned Nwoko’s victory stands, the tribunal acknowledged irregularities in the electoral process within the Warri South Local Government Area. As a result, a rerun has been ordered to ensure a fair and transparent election for the people of Warri South. This decision highlights the commitment of the tribunal to uphold the principles of democracy and ensure that the voice of the electorate is heard.
Implications and Way Forward:
The upheld victory of Ned Nwoko reinforces the trust and confidence placed in him by the constituents he represents. It affirms the democratic process and upholds the will of the people. As for the rerun in the Warri South LGA, it presents an opportunity for a renewed democratic exercise, where the residents can cast their votes and determine their preferred candidate.
The recent verdict by the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal has brought clarity to the contested election results. Ned Nwoko’s victory has been upheld, demonstrating the credibility of the democratic system. While a rerun has been ordered in the Warri South Local Government Area, it presents an opportunity for a fair and transparent election. This decision signifies the tribunal’s commitment to ensuring justice and preserving the democratic values of our nation.