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Appeal Court Did Not Overturn Gov Oborevwori’s Election, Says Delta Govt



The Delta State Government clarified on Thursday that the Appeal Court in Abuja did not overturn Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s election, despite rumors suggesting otherwise from Mr. Ken Pela, the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate, and his supporters.

In response to the circulating rumor that the Appeal Court had declared Mr. Ken Pela as the Governor of the state, Sir Festus Ahon, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, issued a statement in Asaba. He explained that the Appeal Court’s decision merely directed the tribunal to hear the case.

Ahon stated, “We have received numerous reports from a section of the media claiming that the Appeal Court had declared Mr. Ken Pela of the Labour Party as the winner of the 2023 Governorship election in Delta State. This report is entirely untrue, as the Appellate Court’s ruling was solely to instruct the tribunal to proceed with the case.”

“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 therefore couldn’t have won in court.

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

“We also urge Deltans to remain calm. 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.

“Our lawyers are studying the Appeal Court judgment with a view to taking necessary action,” he said.