The All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta state chapter Monday mocked a leader of the party in the state, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor following his failed court cases against the party through an executive faction led by Cyril Ogodo.
The party in statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, O.S. Imonina said Emerhor boxed himself into a corner and was making attempts to withdraw an appeal he filed at the Supreme Court as a face-saving mechanism.
“We wish to inform the general public that consequent upon the proceedings at the Supreme Court on the 11th July, 2019, it is quite obvious that Olorogun O’tega Emerhor is now stuck in a bind,” the party said.
“Emerhor already knows that he and his group have lost the case when the Supreme Court rejected all efforts by their lawyers to move his application to bring back the October 14th adjourned date in respect of the Appeal to July.
“The lawyer of Chief Cyril Ogodo, Chief Chris Uche, SAN, had earlier informed the court on the 27th June that the matter was not a pre-election matter when asked by Justice Mary Odili if the appeal before the court was in any way time bound.
“But in a twist of event, the same lawyer applied to the court requesting that the initial adjourned date be brought back within this month, arguing that the matter was a pre-election matter, which is time bound.
Accordingly the party said: “You will recall that Emerhor has done everything he could to stop Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s re-election ensuring he lost his unit and ward during the national elections in February.
“He had also tried to hijack the mandate that was freely given to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the people of Delta central, when he instituted a matter at the federal high court, Warri claiming to be the senator-elect on the basis of Asaba High Court judgement that was later upturn by the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin.
“Not deterred, Emerhor appealed the judgement to the Supreme Court in further attempt to stop Omo-Agege at all cost.
“It is on record that he even worked against Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s emergence as Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by sponsoring protests and articles against Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and in support of his rivals in the race for Deputy Senate President to no avail.”