The Olorogun David Edevbie Campaign Organisation on Wednesday in Asaba broke it’s silence on the judgment of the Court of Appeal which restated Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori as the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the 2023 general elections.
At an enlarged meeting of the organisation and various focus and volunteer groups including the Delta Unity Group and Edevbie Movement’23 which had various PDP stalwarts and supporters from the 25 Local Government Areas of the state in attendance, the organisation assured its supporters that it will be heading to the Supreme Court and is confident to receive justice.
Calling the meeting to order, Dr. Karo Ilolo, former Delta State Commissioner for Urban Renewal, said the meeting was to reassure Deltans that hope is not lost in their dream for modernised and more prosperous state under the leadership of David Edevbie.
“What the appellate court did was a miscarriage of justice, but we will recover our mandate at the Supreme Court,” Ilolo told the mammoth gathering.
Also addressing the crowd, the Director-General of the organisation, Chief Clement Ofuani, appealed to Edevbie supporters across the state to remain calm and positive, stressing that the organisation was already on its way to the Supreme Court.
“We received with shock the judgment of the Appellate Court, Abuja, upturning the judgment of the Federal High Court Abuja but we are not deterred to pursue the cause of integrity for our dear state.
“Olorogun David Edevbie’s competence and capacity are widely known by Deltans and they have been looking forward to the period for him to set the state on high developments grounds. It is not about him, it is about the good of the people and the movement is more than a revolution.”
In his remarks, former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Peter Onwusanya, said the Appeal Court judgment has come only to spur Edevbie Delta Modernisation Movement to work harder.
He said no matter the ill-treatment Edevbie and his supporters were receiving from the State PDP, they still remain PDP members.
“Even though they are treating us like outsiders we will reclaim all our supporters through meetings like this. The intention at the PDP Governorship Primary was to make Edevbie come 3rd or 4th position but, as God would have it, with our supporters’ firm stand, we conquered their plan.”
Also speaking, Hon. Godwin Tuoyo told the supporters to consider the judgment of the Court of Appeal as a minor scratch.
“Our legal team would be directed to approach the Supreme Court against the judgment and we will surely pursue the matter to victory. We trust God and believe that victory will be ours eventually, for no matter how fast falsehood and injustice appear to travel, truth and justice will ultimately overtake both in the fullness of time,” Tuoyo assured.