Plaintiff and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, has dedicated the ruling by the Court of Appeal retaining him as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for next year’s elections as victory to God and all citizens.

The Federal High Court, Abuja had disqualified him from contesting the polls on account of alleged discrepancies in his documents, following a suit challenging his victory by the runner-up, Olorogun David Edevbie. But he appealed the judgment by Justice Taiwo Taiwo.

An elated Oborevwori, at a special thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chapel, Asaba, to celebrate his victory, said he had come to appreciate God for giving him victory.

The ceremony, which was attended by the governor’s wife, Dame Edith Okowa, also had members of the State Executive Council (SEC), chieftains of the party and members of the House of Assembly and supporters of the party in attendance.

While noting that the state is one, the Speaker added:

“By the grace of God, in 2023, we shall come here again to give thanks to God.”

REACTING, Edevbie said: “We are optimistic that we are on course.”

A statement by Head of his Strategic Communication, Fred Edoreh, reads:

“Our lawyers will study and then advise us on what step to take next over the matter.”

Oborevwori continued:

“When we came to the chapel to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the creation of Delta State last Saturday, I promised God that if He gives me victory at the Appeal Court, l shall come to the chapel to give thanks to Him.”

He appreciated the governor’s wife for her strong support through prayers.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Dennis Otu, the PDP candidate said he has always had confidence in the judicial system.

Oborevwori, who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, polled 590 votes to emerge winner of the May 25 governorship primary held in Asaba.

The Chaplain, Venerable Charles Osemenam, prayed for sustained peace and unity in the state.

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