Mar 21, 2008


Benin City,the ancient capital of Edo state was frenzied up in wild jubilations after Justice Peter Umeadi,Chairman of the Edo State election petition tribunal, at the end of a six hour judgement ruled that Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole,and not Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor,is the rightful Governor of the state.Justice Umeadi,ruled that Oshiomole,the flagbearer for the Action Congress (AC) Party in the April 14 2007 Gubernatorial elections,polled 166,557 votes against 129,057 for PDP's Prof. Osunbor.By this,Oshiomole 'satisfied the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the provision of sections 41 and 147(2) of the electoral Acts 2006.Adams had sought the annulment of Osunbor's mandate on the grounds that the election was grossly marred by fraud,voters intimidation,multiple voters registration,over voting and electoral violence.

Addressing supporters after the court's judgement,Oshiomole described it as a victory for the ordinary people of Edo state.' We said that we will defend the votes...together,we will start afresh to rebuild our state.It is bye bye to bad governance..'

However,Prof. Osunbor has said that he will head for the supreme court to challenge the verdict.If only this Prof would listen to the voice of his conscience telling him 'don't bother going to the Appeal court. Adams will still floor you yaakaataaa!!'.

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