Politics: Edevbie Wins As Abuja High Court Disqualifies Sheriff

A Federal High Court Abuja, has sacked Sheriff Francis Oborevwori as governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State.

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly was sacked by the court owing to discrepancies in his certificate.

Presiding judge, Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo ruled that the plaintiff, David Edevbie proved beyond reasonable doubt that Oborevwori was unqualified by virtue of the discrepancies in his documents.

It was learnt that in accordance with the provision of S 84(3) of electoral act, the court held that the plaintiff, Olorogun David Edevbie is the valid Governorship candidate of the PDP in Delta state and should be accorded the maximum respect.


It would be recalled that Sheriff Oborevwori was declared winner of the PDP governorship primary in Delta State, scoring 590 votes ahead of David Edevbie, who polled 113 votes.

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