The Director-General of Siakpre Team for Sheriff Oborevwori, Mr. John Ewhubare Siakpere, has congratulated the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and Frontline governorship aspirant, Rt. Hon. Sheriff F. O. Oborevwori, over his clearance by the screening panel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Rt Hon Oborevwori who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, was screened and issued with clearance certificate to contest the May 21, 2022 governorship primary election for Delta State, in PortHarcourt, on Thursday, April 28th, 2022.
He is ahead of 13 others seeking the nomination of PDP in Delta State for the Delta State Governorship election in 2023.
Mr John Siakpere while congratulating the foremost Governorship aspirant in Delta State, Rt. Hon Oborevwori, said the fact that the Speaker scaled the hurdles showed that he is eminently qualified to be the governor of the state next year.
Mr Siakpere, who is leading the main support group for the Speaker’s aspiration, said victory was sure for Rt Hon Oborevwori in the forthcoming intra-party election.
The Director General of Siakpere Team, who is also a key member of some UK-based groups rooting for Rt Hon Oborevwori, especially Okpe Union, UK and Urhobos in Dispora Good Governance Initiatives (UDGGI), berated those sponsoring campaigns of calumny against the Governorship aspirant and described them as “enemies of progress of Delta State”.
He said there was no ecumberance to the realisation of the governorship bid of Rt Hon Oborevwori, the current Deputy National Chairman of the Association of the Speakers of the 36 States House of Assembly of Nigeria, stating that those opposed to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly were disgruntled elements.
He said they were fabricating and manufacturing falsehood in order to serve their evil and wicked intentions, while stating that Rt.Hon Oborevwori was eminently qualified educationally, adding that all his educational qualifications were genuinely earned.
According to him, Rt Hon Oborevwori had been outstanding in all his dealings and activities, noting that he is a square peg in a square hole.
Mr Siakpere was also unpleasant by the needless controversy over the names on Rt. Hon Oborevwori’s credentials, arguing that all his names were unambiguously in the public domain over the years.
The prominent UK-based Okpe indegene legal practitioner said all transactions, especially his certificates, carried his names- Sheriff F.O. Oborevwori.
He said since the initials F.O. represented Francis Orohwedor, he wondered what informed the hullabaloo about the appearance of those names on his certificates.
Mr Siakpere noted, “Our man, Rt. Hon. Chief, (Elder) Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori, is the next Governor of Delta State, comes May 29th, 2023”.
“The hullabaloo over his names and educational qualifications are misplaced and ill-motivated. Even his critics know that he is very qualified to serve as Governor of Delta State. He went to those schools, the certificates were not cooked and manufactured. Doubting Thomases can go to Edo State University, Ekpoma and Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, to verify their frivolous claims. God has put all detractors to shame and by May 21st, 2022 and after the 2023 Governorship election, we are going to sing victory songs,” Mr Siakpere added.