The Supreme Court has fixed Judgment for October 21st, in an appeal filed by the Delta State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 Governorship election, David Edevbie.
A five-member panel presided over by Justice Amina Augie, announced the date after entertaining arguments from lawyers to parties in the appeal filed by Edevbie against the August 29th judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja.
The Court of Appeal had, in its judgment reversed the July 7th judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which cancelled the nomination of the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori.
Oborevwori came first in the party’s Governorship primary held on May 25th but Edevbie challenged Oborevwori’s nomination, claiming that he (Oborevwori) submitted false documents to the PDP, by virtue of which he ought not to be allowed to participate in the primary.
In a judgment on July 7th, 2022, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja upheld Edevbie’s claims and cancelled Oborevwori’s nomination, a decision that was reversed on August 29th, 2022 by the Court of Appeal in Abuja.