Asaba—A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former House of Assembly Aspirant in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon James Onwordi Endurance, popularly known as Ibori Ubulu has said the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori will defeat Olorogun David Edevbie in court.
Onwordi who expressed displeasure over the Federal High Court’s disqualification of Oborevwori as the candidate of the PDP for the 2023 governorship election said Oborevwori did well by appealing the case.
In a statement on Monday, Onwordi noted that, based on facts made available by the speaker, it is clear enough that Edevbie won’t be victorious at the end of judgement.
The former House of Assembly aspirant also called on a former Governor of the state, Chief James Ibori to talk to Edevbie not to continue with the case noting that Ibori shouldn’t watch the party he joined in building collapse.
His words, “As a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, I think it’s unwise for anyone to believe the false information spread by others about the genuineness of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
“Sheriff’s Educational background is not in doubt, same with his competency and capacity to deliver on his promises to the people of Delta State.
“The PDP governorship primary is one of the most peaceful, free and fair primary conducted by any political party in Nigeria.
“Therefore, for the betterment of our great party, it’s paramount we all support Sheriff Oborevwori.”
The PDP stalwart who noted that the challenge by Edevbie disputing the certificates and names of Oborevwori is an insult to the dignity of the PDP stated that the speaker was thoroughly screened by the party and won the party primaries in a tight contest.
“The institutions attended by Oborevwori as of today didn’t deny him despite the issues before the court. This goes to show the credibility of Oborevwori over the years.
“The case before the court today has no evidence against him and I am confident that Oborevwori will end up defeating Edevbie.
“As a party man, Edevbie should support Oborevwori as everybody cannot be governor at the same time, ”he said.
While calling on Ibori to join Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in supporting Oborevwori, he urged other party leaders in the state to put their differences aside and work together for the victory of the party in the upcoming elections in 2023.