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Supreme Court declares Oborevwori sheriff PDP guber candidate for Delta

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared Oborevwori Sheriff as the Delta State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next year’s election.

The apex court delivered the ruling in an appeal filed by a PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Delta, David Edevbie, challenging the emergence of Mr Sheriff as the party’s candidate in the state. 

Delivering the unanimous decision of a five-man panel of Supreme Court justices, Justice Abubakar held that the Court of Appeal was right to rule that the suit filed by Mr Edevbie was wrongly commenced by way of originating summons rather than by writ of summons. 

According to Justice Abubakar, the legal action at the trial court was premature and therefore dismissed the appeal. 

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; Editing by Fany Olumoye, Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor