Justice Zainab stated the sack was based on allegation laid against the judges of compromising, corrupting and abusing their office.
The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emerhor Otega, and the Labour Party (LP) Great Ogboru, dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Appeal Court, urging it to set aside of the decision of the Justice N.U. Gummi led Governorship Election Tribunal, which declared Governor Okowa the winner of the governorship election.
The names of the sacked alleged corrupt and compromised judges are: Justice J.O. Bada, Justice P.M. Ekpe, Justice H.A. Barka, Justice M.N. Oniyiangi, and Justice U.A. Ogakwu. The names of the new judges included Justice Mrs Uwani Abba-Aji (Chairman), Justice Tom Yakubu, Justice Mhd Danjuma, Justice I.O. Akeju, and Justice (Mrs) Bolaji-Yusuf.
SaharaReporters noted further that the corrupt and compromised judges were sacked last week and the newly appointed judges to handle the governorship appeal case resumed office last Monday.
And also learned that judgement for the Delta State governorship case has been reserved for this week on Tuesday or Wednesday.
At the time of filing this report, tension is said to have gripped the camp of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the PDP.