Supreme Court Fines Ogboru For Suit Against Uduaghan's Election


The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) during Delta state governorship election in April 2011, Mr Great Ogboru, challenging the election of Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan as Governor of the state.

Delivering judgment on the suit, Justice Suleman Galadima who led a panel of four justices said the application by Mr Ogboru amounts to a gross abuse of court processes which is capable of setting a dangerous precedence for the legal profession.

The court therefore awarded a cost of N150,000 against Ogboru.

The DPP's candidate had approached the court seeking for an order to set aside the March 21, 2012 judgment, which affirmed Emmanuel Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election.