The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwuori was declared to have been duly elected as the party’s candidate at the governorship primaries held in Asaba, Delta state, according to Justice Okon Abang of a federal High court in Warri, Delta state.
A lawsuit brought by Chief Novwe Ikie, a party candidate for governor in the primary elections, contested the procedures used to choose Sheriff as the winner.
Hon. Sheriff was declared to have been duly nominated by Justice Abang yesterday, who also noted that he had won the primary contest.
“Chief Novwe Ikie one of the contestant for the governorship ticket of the PDP at the primaries went to the federal High court to challenge the process. And at the end the court ruled that Hon Sheriff was validly nominated and he won the primaries “, a party chieftain told the Vanguard..
Sheriff is also the Speaker of the Delta state House of Assembly.
Effort to get Chief Novwe’s comment at press time was futile.as his phone was switched off