By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has presented Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege of the Labour Party, LP, a certificate of return following his declaration as winner of the 2015 election in Delta Central senatorial district by the Court of Appeal, Benin, Edo State.
The appellate court had on December 19, 2015 annulled the election of Chief Ighoyota Amori of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, based on the appeal brought before it by Omo-Agege, challenging the declaration of the former as winner of the senatorial election in Delta Central by the lower tribunal.
Presenting the certificate of return to Omo-Agege, INEC’s National Commissioner, South South, Dr. Mohammed Lecky, at INEC Headquarters in Abuja, said the commission was obedient to the rule of law and congratulated Omo-Agege on his victory.
Receiving the certificate, Omo-Agege thanked the people of Delta Central for their support and reaffirmed his commitment to give the people effective representation at the Senate.
Thanking God for giving him victory, Omo-Agege insisted: “The judiciary still remains the hope of the common man.”
In his reaction, the Director of Communication and Strategy, Ovie Omo-Agege Campaign Organisation, Mr. Godwin Anaughe, said, “Those who think they can shave Omo-Agege’s head in his absence have once again been put to shame.”