Labour Party rejects tribunal ruling sacking Ngozi Okolie, plans to appeal judgement




The Labour Party has rejected the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal ruling, which nullified the election of Ngozi its House of Representatives, Ngozi Okolie representing the Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency.

Obiora Ifoh, National Publicity Secretary Labour Party disclosed this Tuesday in a statement.

Recalls that on Monday the tribunal sacked LP’s Okolie and was replaced with Ndudi Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP being the runner-up during the 25th February election.

Ifoh said the decision of the tribunal is inconsistent with the position of the law.

According to him, the judgement is not acceptable to us and it is also not the final.

Ifoh alleged that powerful people in Delta are behind the political bravado.

He said the party has commenced putting documents together to appeal the judgment immediately.

“We note that the judgment is inconsistent with the position of the law already settled even by superior courts, including the Supreme Court. The nomination of candidates and membership are internal affairs of the party beyond the jurisdiction of the courts.

“It is very clear that powerful people in Delta state are involved in the matter and obviously we expect some of these arm-twisting and political bravado, but ultimately, we believe that judgment will be served”.