The runner-up in the Delta State PDP Guber primary, Olorogun David Edevbie has appreciated his campaign structure and teeming supporters for keeping faith with him throughout the period of his legal battle till date, despite unfavourable court judgments from the Appeal and Supreme Courts.
Olorogun David Edevbie gave the commendation on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Afiesere Ughelli his home town, shortly after returning home since the Supreme Court gave its ruling on the contentious Delta State PDP governorship candidacy between him and Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
Edevbie described his campaign structure as a team of very reliable politicians who believe in the modernization of Delta State which only qualified development economists like him can make possible.
He told his think tank members, the Federal, Senatorial, Local Government Area Coordinators and their Ward counterparts, as well as directors in his campaign structure to remain high in the spirit as the struggle has just begun. He urged all his teeming supporters to remain United and speak with one voice to enable them get the best from the ongoing political process in the State. He said the right decision that will benefit everyone and his team would be taken at the appropriate time.
Earlier, the Director General of Olorogun David Edevbie Campaign Organisation, Chief Clement Ofuani told the mammoth crowd that the the Supreme Court ruling was disappointing but it did not end the fight for the governorship seat in the State. He thanked the people for turning out in large numbers because of their belief in the modernization agenda of Olorogun David Edevbie.
Also speaking, the National Chairman of Delta Unity Group for Edevbie, Rt. Hon. Peter Onwusanya thanked Olorogun David Edevbie for providing a platform of hope for the lost sheep. The former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly described the DUG as a radical offshoot of David Edevbie Campaign Organization to implement his great modernization agenda.
For his part, the running mate of Olorogun David Edevbie, Rt. Hon. Ossai N. Ossai said the journey has just begun. He said the DUG was waiting for directives from its leaders to enable them know what next to do.
In his remarks, a former member of House of Reps, Hon. Daniel Reyenieju thanked Urhobo nation for giving Olorogun Edevbie to the State, describing him as the best in the Guber race. He stressed the hope that the PDP was not making a historical mistake that will destroy the Party, adding that despite the disappointing court judgment, the team is still intact.
The Delta Central Coordinator of the Edevbie Campaign Organization, and National Organizing Secretary of DUG, Prince Godwin Ejinyere who spoke on behalf of former Local Government Chairmen, said the Edevbie team is a bunch of brooms that is difficult to break. He urged everyone to remain with the team despite all odds.
The National Vice Chairman of DUG, Hon. Olise Imegwu said Ndokwa nation remains with Olorogun David Edevbie, while Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya, a former Speaker of DTHA noted that PDP might not have a candidate for the 2023 governorship election if the errors were not corrected.
For Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, the High Court judgment in favour of Edevbie was the best ever in the country, and wondered why it was not upheld at the higher level.
Hon. John Aleh from Ika North East said Edevbie is God’s case no appeal. He charged the team to resist the temptation of being used and dumped.
For his part, Hon. Dr. Tonye Timi from Patani described the Supreme Court’s ruling as victory in the hearts of Deltans, while Enyi Doris Mokobia thanked Olorogun David Edevbie for standing firm on his modernization vision in the State.
Edevbie’s supporters from the 25 LGAs were present at the gathering with leaders such as former SSG, Mr. Chiedu Ebie, Hon. Vincent Uduaghan, Olorogun Dr. Isaac Akpoveta, Hon. Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, rtd. Admiral John Kpokpogri, Pastor Champion Kpateghe, amongst others, also in attendance.
The Edevbie supporters were at the Osubi Airport earlier to receive him on arrival. Olorogun David Edevbie took time to have a hand shake with all that gathered at the reception, indicating that he is very humble and friendly.