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).
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).