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Esiso: We’re Waiting For The Court To Determine PDP’s Guber Candidate In Delta



Esiso: We're Waiting For The Court To Determine PDP’s Guber Candidate In Delta

By Daniel Dafe

Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso, has said that the party is waiting patiently for the court to determine who will fly the party’s flag in the governorship contest in the state, come, 2023.

Esiso said this during the mega rally of the PDP in Ozoro on Saturday.

Recall that on Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, did not publish the particulars of the governorship candidate of the PDP just like the electoral umpire did for other parties in the state and others nationwide.

Many interpreted the development to mean that Delta PDP was totally out of the race, saying that INEC had ruled them out.

But, INEC was quoted by the party as saying that after the case between the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who won the party’s primaries and former Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Olorogun David Edevbie, who came second, was determined by the appellate court, they will publish the name of the party’s flagbearer.

Edevbie was declared the authentic candidate by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Afterwards, Oborevwori appealed the judgment.

Speaking further, Esiso who was optimistic that they will all smile at the end of the day, opined that they conducted one of the freest and fairest governorship primaries in the state that produced a candidate, noting that they “dutifully submitted the name of that candidate.”

The party boss who was careful not to mention any name after vowing to unveil the authentic candidate at the rally, simply said that “as a responsible and respected party, haven conducted a free, fair and credible election,” it is their responsibility to stand and defend the outcome of that primary.

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He continued: “As I speak, the issue before the court has nothing to do with the integrity and credibility of that primary, but I want to say, because our party is responsible, it is also the constitutional right and that right is also backed by the electoral act of anybody who feels aggrieved to approach the court.”

Adding: “We are not against anybody approaching the court; but you must also know that if you approach the court and the court gives you judgement, the man who you took to court also has the constitutional right to appeal the judgement.”

According to him, by the action of INEC yesterday, it means PDP should wait for the outcome of the process of the court.


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