BREAKING: Supreme Court Fixes Date for Verdict on Delta PDP Guber Ticket

BREAKING: Supreme Court Fixes Date for Verdict on Delta PDP Guber Ticket

  • On Friday, October 21, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hear from the Supreme Court who is its governorship candidate in Delta
  • After a deliberation convened by a five-man panel in the apex court, it was decided that the verdict will be made on the said date
  • The case is between David Edevbie and Speaker Sheriff Oborevwori, two guber aspirants laying claim to the ticket ahead of 2023

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Abuja - The case on who will be the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state will be concluded on Friday, October 21.

This was announced on Wednesday, October 12, by the Supreme Court, The Nation has reliably gathered.

Supreme Court
The apex court made set the date on Wednesday, October 12
Source: UGC

The case is between two PDP governorship aspirants in the state: David Edevbie and Speaker Sheriff Oborevwori.

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This date was decided by a five-member panel presided over by Justice Amina Augie.

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The decision came on the heels of arguments from lawyers to parties in the appeal filed by Edevbie against the earlier verdict of the Court of Appeal in August.

Although Oborevwori came first in the PDP’s last governorship primary, Edevbie challenged his nomination, claiming that he submitted false documents before the poll, for which reason he should have been disqualified from taking part in the exercise.

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Monday, August 29, reversed the July 7, 2022 judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, sacking Sheriff Oborevwori as the Delta state's governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2023 elections.

A three-member panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Peter Ige, held that the Federal High Court lacked the jurisdiction to have entertained the suit filed by David Edevbie on the grounds that the cause of action had not crystallised as at when the suit was filed.

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The appellate court further held that Edevbie failed to prove his claim that Oborevwori supplied false and forged academic credentials and other documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in aid of his qualification for the governorship election.


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