Delta Governorship: No Stay of Execution against Edevbie’s Candidature
…As PDP, INEC Continue to Flout Order.
Notwithstanding the notice of appeal and processes being pursued against the July 7, 2022 judgement of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Olorogun David Edevbie remains the authentic candidate of the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 Governorship elections.
Contrary to false claims from some quarters, neither the court of first instance nor the Court of Appeal has granted any Stay of Execution against the subsisting judgement of the Federal High Court declaring Edevbie as the lawful candidate emerging from the Delta PDP primary held on May 25.
The court held that Sheriff Oborevwori was not qualified in the first place to participate in the primary following a personal identity crisis arising from inconsistencies in his educational certificates and other documents filed by him for clearance.
After two sittings with August 19 fixed for hearing proper, the Court of Appeal has taken preliminary addresses including grant for substituted service and abridgement of time for parties to make responses.
With none of the courts having entertained nor granted a stay of execution, legal experts say they are at a loss why the PDP and INEC have remained in disobedience of the FHC declaratory order for the PDP to forward Edevbie’s name to INEC or for INEC to act in accordance with the unambiguous and subsisting order.