The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin-City, Edo State on Monday, upheld the State House of Assembly election petition tribunal judgment, which had upheld the election victory of Hon Peter Uviejitobor, winner of the April 11, 2015, House of Assembly election for Udu constituency.
It would be recalled that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Udu constituency, Moses Odibo, approached the Appeal Court to set aside the judgment of election petition tribunal, Asaba which affirmed Uviejitobor’s victory.
Delivering his judgment, chairman of the Appeal Court panel, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, said the appellant’s petition was devoid of merit, accordingly failed and hereby dismissed with cost of N50, 000 each to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively.
Reacting to the judgment in a statement, Hon Uviejitobor, who is the minority whip in the House hailed the judiciary for dismissing Odibo’s appeal, adding that his election was a well-deserved mandate freely given by the good people of Udu.
He thanked the people of Udu for the confidence reposed in him. “My confidence in the nation’s judiciary is renewed. My victory is a victory for Udu state constituency and all political parties. I hereby urge all stakeholders in Udu kingdom to draw closer to enable us attract dividends of democracy to our constituency”.

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