Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori,the candidate of the Delta State Peoples Democracy Party (PDP) for the 2023 governorship race, over discrepancies in his certificates, THE WITNESS reports.
The court also restrained Oborevwori who is the speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and anointed candidate of the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, from parading himself as the candidate of the PDP for the Delta 2023 governorship election.
The court order followed a suit instituted by David Edevbie, a former commissioner for finance, who is the anointed candidate of former governor James Ibori against Oborevwori’s candidacy.
According to reports, PDP has been asked to conduct a new primaries before the final date of change of candidates.
This is because the electoral act does not permit the runner up to automatically become the candidate.