Honourable Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu
The election of Honourable Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been affirmed by the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos State.
In a ruling delivered on Tuesday, the three-man judges declared Erhiatake as the winner of the Ethiope Federal Constituency election held on February 25, 2023.
The court also dismissed the petition of Ben Rolands Igbakpa of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Halims Ahoda of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The appellate court said the appeal of the PDP candidate was meritorious and allowed the same, thereby setting aside the ruling of the lower court.
Reacting to the ruling in a press statement issued on Tuesday, Ibori-Suenu described the ruling of the court of appeal as a victory for God and her constituents.
She lauded the decision of the court of appeal, saying democracy has come to stay.
Ibori-Suenu is the daughter of a former governor of Delta State and National Leader of the PDP in the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori.