By Lawrence Oyibo
In desperation to cover the mess which the alleged choice aspirant of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has brought upon himself and his sponsors, Delta PDP has finally admitted to court the various discrepancies in the name, certificates, affidavits and deed poll of Sheriff Oborevwori.
The scamper to save Oborevwori from the full weight of the law has become a show of shame as the party has further lost discipline and justice as it is currently pleading with the court to over look the red flags and allow the governor’s choice to partake in the party primaries not considering the short and long term consequences.
This unholy act has caused disaffection on the part of delegates who are worn out with the manipulations and currently hoodwinked to deliver the embattled speaker at the primaries against other credible aspirants.
In a counter affidavit on Monday, May 23, 2022, by Delta PDP in response to Suit No: FHC/ASB/CS/79/2022 filed by the duo of Kanaba Ovie Duke and Osigidi Amos against Oborevwori Sheriff Francis Orohwedor and Peoples Democratic Party, as 1st and 2nd defendants, seeking the exclusion of the 1st defendant on the grounds of discrepancies in his certificates, Delta PDP through its organizing secretary, Sunday Onoriode, admitted that the party acknowledges the inconsistency inherent in Oborevwori’s credentials.
According to section 11 of the counter affidavit, Onoriode on behalf of the party noted that, “I know as a fact that on 7th July 2011, the 1st Defendant signed a deed poll changing his name from Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori to Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori”.
Following the admittance, Delta PDP in a written address in opposition to the plaintiffs’ originating summons, in a humiliating section 2.19 begged the court to “treat the inconsistencies if any (assuming but not conceding) on the names on the Certificates as mere irregularities.”
How low will Delta PDP and backers of Oborevwori go to force a national disgrace on enlightened Deltans knowing fully the dangers it portends for the party.