ABUJA/Nigeria: The battle for who represents the Delta North Senatorial District in the 9th Assembly had become more interesting as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had issued Hon.Prince Ned Nwoko certificate of Return as Senator-Elect for the district.
Prince Nwoko received the certificate on Friday 10th May 2019, at INEC headquarters Abuja amidst jubilation by hordes of enthusiastic supporters.
The symbolic ceremony according to a press release from his media office, was in deference to a federal high court judgement in Abuja which nullified the election of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and declared Prince Ned Nwoko winner of the PDP Delta North senatorial primary .
Delivering judgement in Abuja on April 3rd 2019, the presiding judge, Hon. Justice A. R Mohammed had ruled that from all available evidence before the court, prince Nwoko convincingly won the Delta North PDP senatorial primary election held on 2nd October 2018.
By implication of the judgement and the INEC certificate of return, Nwoko stands as Senator- elect for Delta North senatorial district.