Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and State PDP Governorship Candidate, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, has assured his supporters that he remains the Delta state PDP guber candidate, urging them to remain calm as there was no cause for alarm
He made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu.
According to the statement, “I wish to appeal to all my supporters, political associates and well wishers to remain calm and law-abiding over the judgement of the Federal Court.
”There is no need to panic, all is well. We will certainly appeal the judgement and so let us maintain the peace as all hope is not lost. All is well and it will end in praise to the Glory of God Almighty.
“The courts have always been part of our democratic experience and our confidence in the judiciary which is the last hope of the common man is unwaivering.
”So, as we embark on the appeal process, our supporters and indeed the people of the state should kindly note and rest assured that Sheriff Oborevwori remains the Gubernatorial flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State for the 2023 general Elections.
”The Sherrification Movement is well and alive and, by God’s grace, we shall overcome.
“Once again, I want to appreciate God Almighty for giving us victory at all times, and we will certainly not stop praying for more victories because the state is in God’s hands.
”Be reassured that God will take us to the Promised Land at the end of the day. We also wish to thank our teeming supporters for their steadfastness”, the Speaker added.
Recall that the Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday disqualified Oborevwori from contesting the 2023 election.
Delivering judgement on a suit filed by Mr Olorogun Edevbie, Justice Taiwo Taiwo held that Oborevwori lacked the legal competence to participate in the election.
The judge held that the suit had merit and accordingly granted the reliefs sought by Edevbie against Oborevwori.
In the same vein, the State PDP confirmed that it has received the judgement from the Federal High Court.
A statement by the State Publicity Secretary PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza, said, ”we have received the judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court, against our Gubernatorial Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, on the grounds of discrepancies in his documents.
”We have already engaged our team of legal experts to critically study the ruling and explore grounds on which we can confidently approach the Court of Appeal.
”We want to, therefore, enjoin our teeming supporters and loyal party faithful to remain calm, unperturbed, and law-abiding.
”We assure them that we are quite confident in our conviction, that justice will be done and we will get judgement at the Appellate Court.”