Omo -Agege celebrates victory, says tribunal needless distractions – The Punch

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Omo -Agege celebrates victory, says tribunal needless distractions – The Punch

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has commended the people of Delta Central Senatorial district and all Nigerians for their support while his tribunal case lasted.

Omo-Agege’s victory was reaffirmed by the Electoral Tribunal sitting in Asaba in its verdict on Saturday.

The Senator in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, expressed his resolve to diligently continue offering selfless service towards the betterment of his constituency and the nation as a whole.

He said many have emphatically maintained that the suit was unnecessary in view of the thousands of votes in his favour.

He appealed for the continued unity of purpose towards ensuring a positive impact on the lives of the people who voted for him to ensure qualitative representation at the Senate.

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He said that the Saturday’s unanimous judgment by the election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba was that the resounding electoral victory is upheld.

The statement read in part, “We must restate the fact that the petition to the Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate was a needless distraction and a waste of the Tribunal’s time.

“This is because going by the fact that the petitioner was defeated in her polling unit, ward and even local government area by Senator Omo-Agege.

“Indeed, the tribunal dismissed the petition against Senator Omo-Agege on the grounds that the petition lacked merit and the petitioner could not prove her case beyond a reasonable doubt.

“With the monumental support of his people at the grassroots and the thousands of votes’ gap legitimately recorded during the Senatorial elections, the outcome couldn’t have been different.

“Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and his party, the All Progressives Congress is not surprised about the tribunal’s verdict.

“He has directed his staff and supporters to look beyond the spontaneous jubilation and embrace his commitment to the populist ideals of spreading the dividends of democracy to all.

“He also urged all his constituents to forgive all unjustified accusations of the past and embrace his call for unity of purpose as much needs to be done towards the realization of his vision for genuine change and development.

“The Deputy President of the Senate has continued to extend a hand of fellowship to all those who participated in the futile challenge and he expressed gratitude to all Nigerians who have been expressing their support in various ways,” Odunuga stated.

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