Appeal Court Overturns Delta Speaker Sack As PDP Governorship Candidate

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has dedicated his victory at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, today Monday, 29th August, 2022 to God and all Deltans.

While reacting to the Court of Appeal Judgement in a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said he has always had confidence in the Nigerian Judicial system.

“I have implicit confidence in our Judicial system as it remains the last hope of the common man and I am so glad with the judgement of today. I commend the Judiciary for this judgement. To God be the glory”, he said.

The Speaker who pulled 590 to pick up the Delta State PDP Governorship tickets at the Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 gubernatorial primaries held in the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba also said that; “Today, the Appeal Court, Abuja has given judgement in my favour. This victory at the Appeal Court today is dedicated to our Almighty God and to all Deltans.

This is our victory and it is for all of us because we are one family. Therefore, let us put the past behind us now and join forces together towards winning the main general elections for PDP in 2023″.

Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori has dedicated his victory at the court of appeal to  God and the good people of Delta state.

at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, today Monday, 29th August, 2022 to God and all Deltans.

While reacting to the Court of Appeal Judgement in a Press Statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, said he has always had confidence in the Nigerian Judicial system.

“I have implicit confidence in our Judicial system as it remains the last hope of the common man and I am so glad with the judgement of today. I commend the Judiciary for this judgement. To God be the glory”, he said.

The Speaker who pulled 590 to pick up the Delta State PDP Governorship tickets at the Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 gubernatorial primaries held in the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba also said that; “Today, the Appeal Court, Abuja has given judgement in my favour. This victory at the Appeal Court today is dedicated to our Almighty God and to all Deltans.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja had on July 7, sacked Oborevwori as the candidate of the PDP in next year’s governorship election in Delta State on grounds of alleged forgery of his academic certificates and perjury.

Justice Taiwo went ahead to order the PDP to submit the name of the person with the highest number of votes at the primary election of the PDP held on March 25.

Dissatisfied however, Oborevwori had approached the appellate court for an order setting aside his sack on the grounds that the court erred in law in ordering his removal as the candidate of the PDP.

He predicated his appeal on the grounds that the suit at the lower court was wrongly initiated and that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit in the first place.

Delivering judgment in the appeal on Monday, Justice Ige agreed with the appellant that the suit filed by David Edevbie was wrongly initiated because allegations of criminal offences must be proven beyond affidavit evidences.

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