December 3, 2022

The Delta State Peoples Democratic Party helmsman , Chief David Edevbie, who dragged Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, to the Supreme Court in the struggle over the State PDP governorship candidacy has at last congratulated Oborevwori on his victory at the apex court saying that “the judgement of the Supreme Court has put a full and final closure to the dispute.”

Edevbie urged Deltans to regard the interest of the state over any above any individual interest.

This was contained in a statement issued by Edevbie’s Director of Strategic Communications, Fred Edoreh, copies of which were made available to journalists in Warri, on Friday evening.

While thanking his supporters for the massive commitment to his mandate, Edevbie wished Oborevwori success in the 2023 governorship election.

The statement titled ‘For Staying The Course…Thank You’ read partly, “The Supreme Court’s verdict today brings closure to the process of determining the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 Delta State governorship election. It has undoubtedly been a long, drawn-out struggle in which several long-cherished relationships were strained.

“While the outcome was not what we desired or prayed for, as democrats, we accept it as final. To all our party members and stakeholders, especially the youth and all the good people of Delta State in general who stood with us in our quest for the opportunity to deliver a modern state, I understand your disappointment. In the words of Senator Edward Kennedy, ‘the dream lives on,’ even as I say a huge thank you from the depth of my heart.

“Notwithstanding the outcome, we should all stand tall with our heads unbowed in the firm knowledge that we gave it our best. The court of posterity will undoubtedly judge us with favour.

“At this stage, I congratulate the Delta State governorship flag bearer of PDP, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, and wish him well in the 2023 general elections.

“Finally, I would like to remind us all that the future of this state is far more important than anyone’s personal bias or interest, and I encourage us all to continue to strive for the good of every member of this commonwealth.

“Once again, thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and support.

“God bless you all. And God bless Delta State.”

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