The Appeal Court sitting in Lagos State has dismissed the petition filed by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege challenging the victory of Hon Sheriff Oborevwori for lacking in merit.
Omo-Agege is of the All Progressives Congress, APC, while the governor is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A three-member panel of the appellate court handed down the judgement on Friday, thereby upholding the judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal in Delta State.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State has congratulated Governor Oborevwori.
In a congratulatory message signed by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Ifeanyi Osuoza, he said the victory was another step towards ensuring the steady and continuous implementation of the MORE agenda for Deltans.
The statement reads: “Your Excellency, our leader, it is with unreserved joy, pride and satisfaction, that the entire PDP family in Delta State, offer our hearty congratulations to you, on your well-deserved victory at the Court of Appeal.
“We applaud the judiciary once again for their learned, articulate and well-delivered judgement, which is a further affirmation of what we had already stated categorically and without equivocation, that the PDP overwhelmingly won the 2023 Delta State Governorship election and Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori is undoubtedly, the duly elected Governor of Delta State.
“While we recognize the fact that our petitioners have the freedom of choice to pursue their legal convictions to whatever conclusion they may have envisioned, we still wish, with the best intentions, to offer our olive branch and hand of fellowship by urging them to reconsider any further challenge, after this Appeal Court verdict, to avoid frittering extra resources in these very hard times.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, who has indeed started so well and exhibited impressive governance and excellent leadership skills since assuming office is greatly buoyed now to continue the fine work of delivering the dividends of democracy to our people and as a responsible and people oriented party, it is our utmost desire to carry all Deltans along in the collective effort to ensure the best for our State.
“His Excellency Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has already and amply demonstrated his large-hearted, all encompassing and accommodating politics without bitterness disposition for all to see and it behoves on all true, patriotic and well meaning Deltans to eschew further political acrimony and join hands with the Governor to consolidate on the delivery of the MORE Agenda in the interest of Deltans.”