C’River: Appeal Court Declares Hon Brian Odey Duly Elected

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos in a unanimous judgment delivered today held that Hon Odey Brian is the winner of the March 18th , 2023 State Assembly election for Yala 1 State Constituency.

The Court validated the position of the election petition tribunal sitting in Calabar which had earlier reaffirmed Labour Party’s Hon Odey as the duly elected winner of Yala 1 State Constituency, Yala LGA, Cross River State.

Dissatisfied with the judgement of the lower tribunal, Mr Ebiala approached the Court of Appeal to nullify the election of Odey over frivolous allegations which he couldn’t proof or substantiate.

In a judgment delivered on Tuesday, the Court of Appeal dismissed the petition filed by Barr Paul Ebiala, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ebiala had urged the court to nullify the election of Odey over frivolous allegations which he couldn’t proof or substantiate.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had, on March 19th, declared Brian Odey of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the poll having scored the lawful majority votes cast on Saturday March 18th, 2023.

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