Hon. Evelyn Oboro, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senatorial candidate in the Delta Central Senatorial District has accused the Justice A. M. Abubakar-led Election Petitions Tribunal Panel 1 of frustrating her bid for justice vowing to send Senator Ovie Omo-Agege out of office.
Reacting to the judgment of the tribunal that upheld the election of Omo-Agege as the winner of the election, Oboro in a statement on Sunday complained that she was yet to get a copy of the judgment despite the fact that arbitration on her petition was completed in June.
She said in a statement issued by her Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Sunday Apah:
Oboro said, “Our petition was the first petition filed before the registry of the tribunal and also the first petition where trial was commenced and concluded. it is worthy of note that we were abruptly forced to close our case by the tribunal despite having witnesses who had not testified.
“Trial in the petition was concluded on 17th of June, 2019 but it took the tribunal more than two months before it could deliver judgment knowing full well that election matters are time-bound.
“The same tribunal delivered judgment in a matter which had not even commenced at the time trial in our case was already concluded.
“We have decided to appeal the judgment and copy of the judgment needed by our counsel to file Notice of Appeal is not yet ready after closure of our case over two months ago and the Tribunal is aware of it as time has started running.”