Delta State Governor Oborevwori Prevails: Appeal Court's Resolute
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News - September 1, 2023

Delta State Governor Oborevwori Prevails: Appeal Court’s Resolute Decision Denies Sack Allegations

The Delta State Government has dismissed reports that an Appeal court has sacked Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.

Speaking on behalf of the state, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Festus Ahon explained that the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja did not overturn the election of Governor Oborevwori as speculated by the Governorship Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Ken Pela.

Ahon also noted that the Appeal Court only ordered that the tribunal hear the case.

In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary said, “We have been inundated by reports from a section of the media that the Appeal Court had declared Ken Pela of the Labour Party as the winner of the 2023 Governorship election in Delta State. The report is nothing but fake news as the Appellate Court only ordered the tribunal to hear the case.”

Ahon stated, “From the results declared by the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it was obvious that the Labour Party did not win the election and therefore couldn’t have won in court.”

Delta state government urge Deltans to remain calm

Festus Ahon further noted “Our people came out in large numbers to elect Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and they are happy with him. We, therefore, urge Party faithful and Deltans to disregard the said reports as it was a concoction from the Labour Party and their followers.”

The state government also urged Deltans to remain calm. He said,  “As at the time of the fake news, Governor Oborevwori was busy inspecting various ongoing projects within Asaba and its environs. He is focused on delivering dividends of democracy to the people of the state and would not be distracted by the rumour mills.”

He also added, “Our lawyers are studying the Appeal Court judgment with a view to taking necessary action.”

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