Recently sacked Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial zone in the Senate, Chief Ighoyota Amori, has challenged the decision of the Court of Appeal nullifying his election as the Senator representing Delta Central, describing the judgment of the Appelate Court Judges as, “judicial rascality, judicial somersault and judicial award in favour of an obvious loser who came a distant second. Truly the judgment is a miscarriage of justice”.
In a strongly worded statement issued by Chief Amori himself, the embattled politician cast weighty aspersions on the manner the ruling was delivered and further questioned the integrity of the judgement, suggesting that it may have been contrived under the instructions from ‘powers from above’.
In a preamble to the press statement, Mr. Ogbimi Benjamin, an aide to Amori had said on facebook that, “Our keeping mum over the warped, blurred, biased and twisted judgment given by the Judges of the court of Appeal in Benin City on 18/12 /2015 shouldn’t be misconstrued as weakness or consent to this grave injustice.
In light of the above, my Principal Senator Ighoyota Amori JP (Senator representing Delta Central and Urhobos all over the world) have come up with a press statement”.
The statement reads thus: PRESS STATEMENT:
“On Saturday March 28 and Saturday April 25, 2015, the people of Delta Central Senatorial District gave me their mandate to represent them in the Senate.
Despite the antics and desperation of the opposition parties in the twice conducted senatorial election, the people of Delta Central with determination gave their votes to me, the PDP candidate in the election because of their confidence in me to offer them the needed representation in the Senate for the advancement of the Urhobo nation.
“My victory in the twice conducted senatorial election was affirmed by the Election Petition Tribunal which sat in Asaba the capital city of Delta State in two separate judgments against the opposition parties, the All Progressive Congress APC and the Labour Party LP in the tribunal.
The Appeal Court sitting in Benin-city, Edo State on Monday December 14, 2015 further affirmed my victory by dismissing in its entirety the appeal brought against me by the APC candidate in the senatorial election.
“Regrettably however, same Appeal Court five days after reversed itself when it ruled in favour of the LP candidate in the election by upholding all the prayers in his petition.
“Without equivocation, I wish to state that the judgment of Saturday 18th December, 2015 marked a twist in the political history of the Urhobo nation. Going by what transpired at the court that day in all sense of purpose amounted to judicial rascality, judicial somersault and judicial award in favour of an obvious loser who came a distant second. Truly the judgment is a miscarriage of justice.
“The judgment which was delivered in about 2 minutes and delayed for more than two hours, with six other cases pending for determination by same Appeal court points to the Biblical inscription of t