The member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Dumnamene Robinson Dekor, has described the tribunal verdict as impartial.
Dekor stated this shortly after the Election Petitions Tribunal upheld his election victory, as well as affirmed the legitimacy of his mandate.
The rep member expressed gratitude to God for the victory, and appreciated the tribunal for what he described as their impartiality and commitment to upholding democratic principles.
He explained that, “The All Progressives Congress APC’s petition filed at the Tribunal by Mr. Eric Nwibani, against the election of Rt. Hon Dumnamene Robinson Dekor of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was dismissed by the Tribunal.
“Also dismissed were two other petitions filed against Rt. Hon Dumunamene Robinson Dekor by Mr. Naaku Paul of the Accord Party and Mr. Friday Nke-ee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
“The Tribunal dismissed all the petitions filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Social Democratic Party, SDP, and Accord Party, solidifying the credibility and integrity of the electoral process.”
The elated federal lawmaker also expressed appreciation to the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara for their support and encouragement during and after the election.
Dekor commended the people of Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency for voting for him and also standing by him throughout the Tribunal proceedings, even as he reiterated that, “my victory in the election has been reaffirmed and emphasized my commitment to serving Ogoni people faithfully and diligently.
“We have always believed in the choice made by our constituents. This Tribunal decision validates their trust in us and affirms that our electoral process remains robust and transparent.
“We must put the election behind us and come together to work for the betterment of our people. Unity is essential, and I am ready to collaborate with all stakeholders in Ogoni to ensure a brighter future for the Ogoni people.”