Former Delta State Commissioner for Finance and immediate past Chief of Staff, David Edevbie, who dragged Sheriff Oborevwori, to the Supreme Court in the struggle over the State PDP governorship candidacy has, at last, congratulated Oborevwori on his triumph at the apex court saying that “the judgement of the Supreme Court has put a full and final closure to the dispute.”
reports that Edevbie urged the people of Delta to put the interest of the state above any individual interest.
This was contained in a statement issued by Edevbie’s Director of Strategic Communications, Fred Edoreh, and made available to this news medium on Friday evening.
While expressing gratitude to his supporters for their commitment to his mandate, Edevbie wished Oborevwori success in the 2023 governorship election.
The statement reads in part: “The Supreme Court’s verdict today brings closure to the process of determining the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 Delta State governorship election. It has undoubtedly been a long, drawn-out struggle in which several long-cherished relationships were strained.
“While the outcome was not what we desired or prayed for, as democrats, we accept it as final. To all our party members and stakeholders, especially the youth and all the good people of Delta State in general who stood with us in our quest for the opportunity to deliver a modern state, I understand your disappointment. In the words of Senator Edward Kennedy, ‘the dream lives on,’ even as I say a huge thank you from the depth of my heart.
“Notwithstanding the outcome, we should all stand tall with our heads unbowed in the firm knowledge that we gave it our best. The court of posterity will undoubtedly judge us with favour.
“At this stage, I congratulate the Delta State governorship flag bearer of PDP, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, and wish him well in the 2023 general elections.
“Finally, I would like to remind us all that the future of this state is far more important than anyone’s personal bias or interest, and I encourage us all to continue to strive for the good of every member of this commonwealth.
“Once again, thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and support.
“God bless you all. And God bless Delta State.”