A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has disqualified the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori.
According to reports, Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the ruling which disqualified Oberevwori over discrepancies in his certificates.
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, who is the anointed candidate of former governor James Ibori.
The plaintiff had, among other issues, contended that the defendant was not validly nominated by his party and that the PDP violated both its constitution and the electoral guidelines, during its state congress that produced Oborevwori as its flagbearer for the forthcoming governorship election.
He consequently prayed the court to restrain the party from forwarding Oborevwori’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission and to also restrain the electoral body from receiving or recognising him as the duly nominated candidate of the party for the election.
Justice Taiwo held in his judgement that the suit was meritorious and accordingly granted the reliefs of the Plaintiff against Oborevwori.
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