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BREAKING: Abuja Appeal Court Affirms Oborevwori as Delta PDP Guber Candidate

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The Appeal Court in Abuja has affirmed Sheriff Oborevwori as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic for the 2023 election in Delta State.

This is as the court nullified the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which declared Olorogun David Edevbie as authentic governorship candidate of the PDP in its July 7 ruling.

The latest development followed an appeal by the Delta Assembly speaker challenging the judgement delivered by Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo.

The appeal court ruled that;

1. Allegations of fraud such as fake documents cannot be resolved by originating summon.

2. Case of forgery cannot be decided by affidavit evidence.

3. The court just held that the suit ought to have been commenced by writ of summons and not originating summons.

4. The court has also held that since the matter is founded on presentation of forged documents will require calling of witnesses.

5.The court also held that the cause of action of David has not crytsalize for the court to assume jurisdiction.

6.Originating summon was wrongly done.

Justice Peter Ige said they would communicate the date for the judgement to all the parties.

Being a pre-election matter, the 180 days stipulated by the Constitution for adjudication of election matters as it relates to Delta state would have elapsed on September 5.

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