Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, upbeat by his victory at the Delta State Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday, said the victory did not come as a surprise because the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, won in 21 out of the 25 local government areas in the state.
The tribunal dismissed petitions filed by the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the Labour Party, LP, and Social Democratic Party, SDP, Ovie Omo-Agege,Ken Pela, and Kenneth Gbagi respectively, for lacking merit.
Oborevwori, at a thanksgiving service at the government house chapel where he dedicated his victory to God, promised to remain a servant leader. He expressed confidence that “That God that made it possible for Joseph in a foreign land, that same God will make us lead this state for eight years”.
Joined by his deputy, Monday Onyeme, former governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Kingsley Esiso, and top government functionaries,
the governor said, “For us to win in 21 out of 25, shows that God is with us; and when you have God, nothing can be impossible”.
According to him, “Today’s judgement at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal marks a turning point in our quest to enthrone an enduring democracy in our state. I am very happy, and I know that Deltans are happy because scriptures have been confirmed again that it is God that appoints leaders. We are here to thank God for giving us this victory despite all opposition. We have come here to return all the glory to God because God is not a man that He should lie”.
Frowning at incessant court cases, the governor who was the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly posited that “Delta is still united and God has made our victory as Deltans permanent and fully consolidated to his glory and honour.”
Governor Oborevwori, who said God had shown mercy to him, promised that “More development will come to the state, and we must give Deltans what they deserve for supporting us to victory”.
He said “I am willing to serve all of you so take me as your own because it is God that gives power”… My advice to my other brothers is that they should join us to advance Delta so that our state can develop further”.