The Governor made the demand after the Supreme Court dismissed appeals against his election as the Governor of Delta State filed by the APC’s Olorogun Ortega Emerhor and Labour Party’s Great Ogboru who were candidates of the parties in the 2015 election.
Governor Okowa said that the apology was for distracting residents of Delta State with legal battles they knew were not justifiable.
He made the statement in Asaba at a thanksgiving service held on Tuesday shortly after the Supreme Court upheld his election as the duly elected Governor of Delta State.
According to the Governor, who was flanked by his wife, Dame Edith, his Deputy and his wife, Mr Kingsley Otuaro and Mr Ebi respectively, “they knew they did not win in the elections, yet, they went to the Elections Petition Tribunal to the Court of Appeal and then to the Supreme Court”.
They subjected Deltans and lovers of the state to uncertainties, he stressed.
In the Tuesday ruling, the Supreme Court dismissed appeals contesting the election of Governors of Delta, Yobe and Oyo States.
In a unanimous judgment, the seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Walter Onnoghen dismissed the appeals filed by Mr Ogboru and Emerhor of the.