Ibori’s daughter wins at Appeal Court

James Ibori daughter Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Tuesday upheld the election of Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, daughter of former governor of Delta State James Ibori, as the lawmaker representing the Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

A three-member panel led by Justice Festus Ogbuinaya affirmed Ibori-Suenu’s election.

In upholding her election, the appellate court dismissed the petition of her challenger Ben Igbakpa of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ibori-Suenu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the February 25 election with 20,814 votes.

Reacting to the judgement, the lawmaker said the court’s verdict was a victory for God and her constituents.

Ibori-Suenu chairs the house committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC).