The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed Delta State Speaker, Rt. Hon Oborevwori Sheriff, as the authentic candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the upcoming governorship election in Delta state.
This is after it dismissed the appeal of David Edevbie for lacking in merit.
A statement released by Delta Unity Group disclosed that Edevbie’s bid to be governor was inspired by noble ideals.
“On Friday, at the Supreme Court, the final step in determining who will fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was taken with the verdict going in favour of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
“As the final arbiter in our country, the judgement brings to an end the quest by Olorogun David Edevbie to serve our dear state, after next cycle of general elections in 2023.
“Although we are disappointed with the judgement having firmly believed that the grounds of appeal are plausible, as democrats, we wholeheartedly accept the verdict.
“The exercise was a noble one, inspired by the belief that Edevbie’s vision holds a much more viable option in making Delta greater”.
The statement which was signed by DUG publicity secretary, Sir Sunny Areh also stated that, “We hold the judiciary in very high esteem and the Supreme Court has acquitted itself honourably and we take the verdict in good faith. We congratulate Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and wish him well.
“To the numerous supporters of Olorogun Edevbie who earnestly wished the judgement had gone in his favour, we thank you immensely for your unwavering commitment to his vision of building a modern Delta State”.
“We urge our teeming supporters to remain in high spirits and calm as our leaders evaluate and guide us forward.
God bless you all and God bless our dear Delta State”.