Utuama, speaking at a thanksgiving service shortly after the Benin Appeal Court judgment that gave victory to the governor over Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), said “enough is enough.”
He observed that the governor has had enough of legal battles and other distractions from the opposition, which God has always made him to surmount, but that it was high time everyone in the state queued behind him to move the state forward.
The deputy governor described the court victory as an act of God that marks the end of the first term in office of the governor and himself and the beginning of a fresh tenure.
Utuama recalled that the governor had argued at the lower tribunal that the petition brought by Ogboru challenging his victory at the January 6, 2011 re-run election was spent since another election has been conducted and won.
He informed that it was that conviction that led the governor to appeal the decision of the lower tribunal at the appellate court and expressed delight that it was the appeal of the governor that was upheld at the appeal court.
The deputy governor used the occasion to commend commissioners, other government functionaries and well-meaning Deltans that had stood behind the Uduaghan administration and urged those on the fence to join the winning team.