REVEALED: Why Delta may remain for long without attorney general

Why Delta State has no Justice Commissioner

In a report by Pond News, it was revealed that it may be long for Delta state governor, Sheriff Oborevwori to appoint commissioner for justice. According to the online news portal, the governor has been considering one of the defense lawyers at the tribunal for the appointment.

It would have been faster now but the guber election battle has been moved to the appeal court by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege candidate of the All Progressive Congress and Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Party.


Four months after the swearing in of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, Delta State is yet to get Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

The Pond News investigation revealed that the governor is in a dilemma over the choice of the lawyer to be appointed.

A source at Government House, Asaba, however, confided in The Pond News that one of the lawyers in the defence legal team at the Election Petition Tribunal is being considered for the position.

It would then be difficult for the governor to appoint such person as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice as long as the case remains in the Tribunal.

Last Friday, the Delta State Election Petition ruled that Oborevwori was validly elected.

But the APC Governorship candidate,.Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has advised his lawyers to appeal the judgement.

Another source said that the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Bozimo was also angling to come back.

It boils down to the harsh realities that it might take a very large long time for Delta State to have Attorney General.

When The Pond News contacted the chief press secretary to the governor, Festus Ahon, through WhatsApp message, no reply was given.

It could be recalled that when Oborevwori took the oath of office on May 29, 2023, he promised to run an open and transparent administration.

Not telling Deltans why they have no Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is certainly how not to run a transparent government.