Delta indigenes beg Omo-Agege, others to withdraw suits challenging Oborevwori’s victory
Concerned indigenes of Delta State in Abuja have appealed to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ovie Omo-Agege, and other political parties to withdraw their petitions against Governor Sheriff Oborevwori.
They maintained that the litigation against the governor amounts to unnecessary distraction in the governance of the state and a waste of resources and time.
The president of the association, Deacon Chijioke Isiekwene and Secretary, Mr. David Okiokio, expressed confidence in a statement on Saturday that the Delta State Petition Tribunal would uphold justice and declare the right person for the seat.
Noting that it would be in the interest of all indigenes of the state to ally behind Oborevwori, the group won the March governorship election fair and square.
The group said: “Since after the elections, Concerned Deltans In Abuja have been following proceedings at the Election Petition Tribunal, and we are implicitly confident that the tribunal, from all presentations so far made, as the last hope of the common man, will uphold the election of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, having won the election fair and square, as the true choice of the people.
“This is in consonance with our strong belief that, in the field of all the candidates, there was no better gentleman to pilot the affairs of our dear state than Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who had managed the affairs of the Legislative Arm creditably for six years and, as a unifier, carried along all the constituencies through their respective representatives.
“We are convinced that having wisely managed the various constituencies and our diversity, and being a grassroots politician who deeply understands the plight of the ordinary people, he would deliver not only on his MORE Agenda but will effectively advance Delta State on many fronts.
“In view of these convictions, concerned deltans In Abuja wish to call on our brothers in the APC and other political parties to discontinue every of their litigation against his election as, while we recognise their right to approach the judiciary in their pursuit of power, it all amounts to unnecessary distraction in the governance of the state and waste of resources and time.
“We call on them to rather, as true sportsmen, democrats and patriots, join hands with Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to take Delta State to greater heights in prosperity and progress.
“We equally urge all well-meaning Deltans to support the Governor and his administration so that, together, we would propel our state to its destined glory in Nigeria and the global community”.