The Director General Team Siakpere for Oborevwori, John Ewhubare Siakpere (JP), has congratulated Governor Sheriff Oborevwori on his victory at the Court of Appeal on Friday.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, located in Asaba, had earlier dismissed petitions from Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ken Pela (labor Party governorship candidate) and Chief Kenneth Gbagi of the Social Democratic Side. SDP), citing a lack of merit in their claims.
The tribunal confirmed that Governor Oborevwori was legitimately elected and secured a majority of legal votes in the March 18 gubernatorial election in the state. Unsatisfied with the ruling, the appellants appealed to the Court of Appeal, Lagos, which dismissed the appeal for lack of merit.
Expressing his joy from his base in Britain, Siakpere issued a statement noting that the decision of the Court of Appeal further validated the tribunal's earlier statement on the lawful election of Governor Oborevwori by majority vote.
He highlighted the jubilation witnessed in various parts of the state, highlighting the popularity and acceptance of the PDP and Governor Sheriff Oborevwori among the majority of Deltans.
Siakpere called on opposition candidates to put aside their differences and accept the judgment as the express will of the majority of Deltans.
“On behalf of Team Siakpere for Oborevwori, I congratulate our foremost and amiable Governor of Delta State and our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on today's many victories at the Court of Appeal in Lagos.
“The judgment of their lords is an affirmation of the tribunal's ruling and also a true reflection of the wishes of the majority of Deltans who voted in the March 18 governorship election in the state.
“While we thank the judiciary for once again doing justice to the case, I call on the opposition candidates to sheathe their swords and see the ruling as a true reflection of the wishes of Deltans.
“Let us support our amiable governor, especially as he is about to unfold legacy projects for Deltans.
“It is my prayer and that of all my followers at Team Siakpere that God will continue to bless Delta State and Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to continue to do good for the development of our dear state,” Siakpere said.
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