The victory of Delta South Senatorial election has been decided as the Supreme Court in Abuja today the 16th of July ruled on the case between Hon. Ned Nwoko and Peter Nwaboshi in view of the judgment by the Court of Appeal that declared Peter Nwaboshi winner as against the initial federal High court ruling that declared Hon. Ned Nwoko as the rightly elected choice of the people.
Supreme Court sitting in Abuja this morning finally declared Senator Peter Nwaboshi the winner of the Delta State Senatorial elections after a lingering battle for the slot.
The court dismissed the two suits filed by Ned Nwoko, challenging the election of Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi as the PDP candidate representing Delta North district in the Oct. 2, 2018 primary of the party held in Delta.
Nwoko is the billionaire husband of teenage Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels. The five-man panel of justices led by Justice Inyang Okoro dismissed the suit for lack of jurisdiction.
The Federal High Court in Abuja had in April declared Ned Nwoko as the true candidate of the PDP for the February 23, 2019, National Assembly election. But the Court of Appeal in Abuja had reversed the April 3, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja which sacked Senator Nwaoboshi as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Delta North Senatorial seat. Nwoko went to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Appeal Court but has now lost the case.