Supreme Court dismisses Omo-Agege, LP, SDP’s appeals, affirms Sheriff as Delta governor

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The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by Ovie Omo-Agege, former deputy senate president, challenging the election of Sheriff Oborevwori as Delta state governor.


A five-member panel of the apex court held that the appellant failed to prove the allegation of non-compliance with the Electoral Act during the conduct of the March 18 poll.

In March 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oborevwori, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the governorship election held on March 18.


Aggrieved by the outcome of the poll, other candidates, including Omo-Agege, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ken Pela of the Labour Party (LP) and Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), filed separate petitions before the governorship tribunal.

However, all the appeals were dismissed by the tribunal.

The court of appeal also affirmed Oborevwori’s election.


The apex court held that there is no “singular merit” in all of the issues raised by SDP’s Gbagi.

Consequently, the appeal was dismissed.

The supreme court also ruled that the appeal of LP’s Pela lacks merit and it was dismissed.