The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori, has rejected the court ruling that disqualified him from contesting the 2023 election.
HausaToday had reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, disqualified Oborevwori as the PDP Delta governorship candidate for the 2023 elections.
Delivering judgment on a suit filed by Olorogun Edevbie, Justice Taiwo Taiwo held that Oborevwori lacked the legal competence to participate in the election.
Oborevwori while reacting to the ruling in a statement by his spokesman, Dennis Otu, vowed to appeal the judgement against his candidacy.
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly said that there was no cause for alarm, asking his supporters and the people of the state to remain calm and steadfast.
He said: “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 unwavering.
”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”, he stated.
“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.”