Edevbie Bounces Back As Court Disqualifies Sheriff Oborevwori

In a dramatic twist in fate, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified Sheriff Oborevwori, the candidate of the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 governorship election.

The court ruling upstages Oborevwori whose candidature is being backed by Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in favour of former Finance Commissioner David Edevbie.

David Edevbie

Edevbie who is now the state PDP governorship candidate is backed by the state’s political kingmaker, Olorogun James Ibori.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the ruling which disqualified Oberevwori over discrepancies in his certificates.

The Plaintiff had among other things, contended that the Defendant was not validly nominated by his party.


He told the court that PDP violated both its constitution and the Electoral Guidelines, during its state congress that produced Oborevwori as its flagbearer for the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

Consequently, the Plaintiff, 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 s the party for the election.

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.

The court order followed a suit instituted by David Edevbie, a former commissioner for finance.

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