The Court of Appeals reserves the judgment in the lawsuit of the candidate for governor of the Delta PDP

On Friday, the Abuja Court of Appeal reserved judgment in a lawsuit brought by Sheriff Oborevwori, a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Delta state, challenging a lower court ruling that disqualified him. During the DPP gubernatorial primary in May, Oborevwori, the speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, won 590 votes to beat his closest rival, David Edevbie, a former finance commissioner, who got 113 votes. Aggrieved by the result of the primary, Mr. Edevbie filed a lawsuit alleging discrepancies in Mr. Oborevwori’s certificates. He also claimed that the PDP violated its constitution in the state congress process, which produced Mr. Oborevwori. The plaintiff pleaded with the court to prevent the PDP from submitting Mr. Oborevwori’s name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He also begged the court to prevent the INEC from receiving or recognizing Mr. Oborevwori as duly appointed as the party’s standard-bearer. ALSO READ: Court affirms election of Oborevwori as PDP gubernatorial candidate in Delta In addition, he sought a restraining order barring Mr. Oborevwori from running as the party’s gubernatorial candidate for the upcoming election. The judge, Taiwo Taiwo, of the Federal High Court in Abuja, in his judgment of July 7, held that the claim was meritorious and accordingly awarded the plaintiff’s damages against Mr. Oborevwori. Dissatisfied, Mr. Oborevwori and the PDP filed two separate appeals asking the court to overturn the trial court’s ruling. At Friday’s court session, the parties to the lawsuit adopted their briefs and a three-member panel of appeals court, led by Peter Ige, issued a reserved ruling. Ige said a trial date would be communicated to all parties. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; The Court of Appeals reserves the judgment in the lawsuit of the candidate for governor of the Delta PDP