The Delta State People’s Democratic Party’s nominee for governor, Sherif Oborevwori, has been disqualified from running in the 2023 elections.
According to a decision made by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday determined that Mr. Oborevwori lacked the legal eligibility to vote.
David Edevbie, a rival competitor, brought the lawsuit.
As a result of his dissatisfaction with the procedure used to select Mr. Oborevwori as the party’s candidate for governor, Mr. Edevbie had complained to the court.
He argued that the defendant’s nomination by his party wasn’t legitimate.
Additionally, he claimed that during the state congress that selected Mr. Oborevwori as its nominee for the governorship; the PDP broke both the rules governing elections and the party’s constitution.
To prevent the party from sending Mr. Oborevwori’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission, he asked the court to issue a restraining order (INEC).
Additionally, the offended party member requested that the court prevent INEC from accepting or recognizing Mr. Oborevwori as the party’s validly nominated candidate for the election.
Additionally, the plaintiff requested a court order prohibiting Mr. Oborevwori from representing himself or parading as the state’s PDP governorship candidate.
The judge determined that the case had validity and as a result approved Mr. Edevbie’s requests for relief against Mr. Oborevwori.