By Sunday Apah
The Olomu/Effurun-Otor Political Elites Forum in Ughelli South Local Government Area has congratulated Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Oborevwori over Monday’s Court of Appeal ruling, which upturns the lower court judgment and affirmed him as the PDP candidate to contest the 2023 Governorship election in Delta state.
In a statement signed by Chief Samuel Oghotomo, Chief John Ewenede, Prince Sunny Jefas Ogbon and Chief Jabin Ighomena on behalf of the forum on Monday, said the court ruling represented a positive step towards Oborevwori’s impending overwhelming victory at the polls come 2023.
Members of the Olomu/Effurun-Otor Political Elites Forum who are mainly PDP members, described the verdict as a “victory for democracy and the rule of law especially in protecting the inalienable rights of eligible citizens to freely participate in the electoral process without any form of hindrance.”
It said the development has helped to enrich the judiciary and further deepened the nation’s democratic evolution.
The Olomu/Effurun-Otor people also applauded Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for always remaining focused and upholding democratic principles, which enable Deltans and Nigerians to operate in an environment that allows for full expression of fundamental rights.
Commending the judiciary for its stabilizing role in the polity, the forum, urged its members and supporters across the country to close ranks and stand on the platform of this judicial victory to intensify efforts for eventual electoral victory for the Governorship and other candidates of the party in the general elections.