Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has declared that it is time to ‘serve fully’ after his election as Delta State governor was affirmed by the Supreme Court.
The governor wrote on X after the verdict:
“To the glory of God, the Supreme Court today affirmed me as the duly elected Governor of Delta State. I commend the judiciary, my legal team, supporters and all Deltans. Truly, The judiciary is the last hope of ordinary Nigerians.
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“The legal battles are over; it is now time to continue to serve fully the people of Delta state in line with my God-given vision, the MORE agenda.
“And l hereby invite all to join hands with me to move our state forward. To God alone be the glory!”
On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed all three appeals to overturn Oborevwori’s election as governor of Delta State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the March 18 governorship election winner.
But unsatisfied, the three parties headed to the court. While Oborevwori was victorious in the tribunal and at the appeal court, the parties pushed the matter to the Supreme Court.
When the case came up at the apex court, it upheld the earlier judgments and affirmed Oborevwori’s win in the Delta governorship. The Supreme Court first dismissed Ovie Omo-Agege’s appeal seeking to overturn Governor Oborevwori’s election.
The apex court held that the appellant could not prove his case of over-voting and noncompliance with the electoral laws.
It also dismissed other appeals for lack of merit and affirmed the election of Governor Oborevwori of the PDP.