Sheriff Oborevwori is the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections in Delta State, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in Abuja.
The Supreme Court, delivering judgement in an appeal filed by David Edevbie praying the court to quash the nomination of Oborevwori said Mr. Edevwie did not present any witness and oral testimony to the allegations of fraud he leveled against the PDP candidate. The Supreme Court upheld the judgement of the Federal Court of Appeal, saying Edevbie’s case lacks merit.
“Sundry allegations of fraud” by Mr Edevbie against Mr Oborevwori required calling of witnesses and oral testimony, Mr Tijani Abubakar delivering the lead judgement said.
“I find no merit in this appeal and it is hereby dismissed. The decision of the Court of Appeal delivered on 29 August is hereby affirmed.”
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had nuliffied Oborevwori’s candidature, but the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court have now affirmed that Mr Oborevwori’s nomination as PDP’s candidate for next year’s governorship election in Delta State was valid.
Mr Edevbie had alleged that there were inconsistencies in the names on the academic certificates submitted by Mr Oborevwori to INEC.

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