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Trouble looms in Delta as Court bars PDP governorship candidate

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Trouble looms in Delta as Court bars PDP governorship candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sheriff Oborevwori, from participating in the 2023 governorship election in Delta State on Thursday.

The judgement which was delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo stated that Oborevwori did not possess the required academic requirements to participate in PDP governorship primary election in the state.

This was a sequel to a suit by Mr Olorogun Edevbie, an aspirant of the governorship primary in the state which was brought before the Abuja Federal High Court.

Edevbie, in his suit among other things, argued that Defendant was not validly nominated by his party.

According to the plaintiff, PDP violated both its constitution and the Electoral Guidelines, during its state Congress that produced Oborevwori as its candidate for the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

Edevbie, however, prayed the court to restrain the party from forwarding Oborevwori’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and to also restrain the electoral body from receiving or recognising him as the duly nominated candidate of the party for the 2023 governorship election of the state.

The plaintiff also sought an order to restrain Oborevwori from parading or carrying himself as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state.

The Defendants in the matter were the PDP and INEC.

Justice Taiwo on Thursday held that the suit was meritorious and granted the reliefs against Oborevwori.

Meanwhile, strong support of Sheriff Oborevwori, who pleaded anonymity, when contacted, said the judgement would be appealed, adding that the issues did not warrant panic.