By Onomiguren Agbamu
The candidate of All progressive Congress (APC) in the March 18th Delta State House of Assembly election to represent Oshimili South Constituency, Mr. Sualeze Eluaka Paul has described the judgement of the tribunal as ” laughable seeing the basis and content at which his petition was demised, adding that it was a ” mockery to the rule of law”
The APC Candidate, chief Sualeze stated this on Sunday 10th of September 2023 in Asaba In his first official reaction to the judgement,, noted that he has already briefed his legal team and justice would be served within the time frame.
He said, ” law was the hope of the common man, adding that justice is now to the highest bidder, who can afford to, and that the common man has no say in Nigeria’s judicial system”
He maintained that, “the Justice Catherine Ogunsola three man panel, dismissing his petition on the ground that “him (Sualeze) is Ayafulu’s brother and the case is a family contest”.
He continued, “what has that has to do with law?, he queried. The judge is now showing me my sister’s and brothers, I don’t even know where this relationship came in”.
He added, “we have a case before you, you deviated from the course of law. You cannot tell me my sister’s or brothers, if we have family issues we will settle it in the family, we are talking about political matter, we are talking about denying the people’s wish, the choice of the people who came out to vote for their choice candidate which is the APC”
He, however, urged his teeming supporters to remain calm and be law-abiding saying that he is confidence in the leadership of President Tinubu to restore the Nation.
Recall that the Tribunal had, on Saturday, dismissed the petition brought before it by Mr. Soalueze Paul Eluaka of the APC challenging the victory of Bridget Anyafulu in the March 18, 2023, State House of Assembly election.
The Chairman of the three-man panel of the Tribunal, Justice Catherine Ogunsola, who read the judgement, while dismissing the case in Asaba, said the Petitioner’s case lacked merit, adding that the petitioner failed to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt.
The Tribunal further said the evidence of the petitioner was not admissible in law. Disclosing that the Petitioner was the Respondent’s brother and the election a family contest.