The Court of Appeal Sitting in Benin City of the Edo State Capital has Friday uphold the election victory of Senator Francis Alimikhena (APC) representing Edo North at the National Assembly.
The Court while dismissing the petition filed by PDP candidate Engr Abubakar Momoh challenging the February 23,2019 National Assembly election said the appeal was lacking in merit as Senator Alimikhena score the highest number of lawful votes in the National Assembly election.
Justice Aseimo Moore Ademein, who read the unanimous judgements of the Appeal panel dismissed the Appeal of Abubakar Momoh for lack of merit. He rule that the election tribunal was right for affirming the electoral victory of Senator Francis Alimikhena Edo North saying all parties are to bear their respective costs.
While reacting to his victory at the Court of appeal, Benjamin Atu special Assistant said, his Boss, Senator Francis Alimikhena dedicate the victory to God Almighty who gives and takes power. All power belongs to God and no man can question God's verdict.
Senator Alimikhena who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Customs, Tariff and Excise assured the people of Edo North of quality and robust legislature that would improve their standard of living. Now that the legal tussles are over, it is now time to focus on our developmental program and impact upon the lives of our people. " No need for conflict and over excitement. No need for hatred among ourselves because the overall winner is Edo North.
" God has given us victory and we must be magnanimous in victory to ensure that no one is left behind in the spread of the divided of democracy. Everyone is my constituents irrespective of where they are standing. We should all brace up and be expectant of good things to come. " I thank you all for standing with me during the legal battle. it is now time to focus on robust legislative business," the statement added.