The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by an aggrieved governorship aspirant of the PDP in Delta state, Olorogun Edevbie where he is challenging the candidature of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sherrif Oborevwori, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
The appeal sought to nullify the nomination of the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Sherrif Oborevwori, as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.
In the judgement delivered by Justice Tijani Abubakar the court held that the court of appeal was right in its decision.
On August 29, 2022 the court of an appeal in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices led by Justice Olabisi Ige vacated the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja which earlier directed INEC to recognise Edevbie as the bonafide candidate of the PDP for the election.
According to the appellate court, trial Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the lower court erred when he granted all the reliefs Edevbie sought in his suit without recourse to evidence of witnesses that would have included institutions that awarded certificates to Oborevwori
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