Its fake news that court sacked Oborevwori -Delta govt

The Delta State government on Thursday, denied online news report, which it described a fake, that the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, has sacked Governor Sheriff Oborevwori based on the petition by Labour Party and its governorship candidate, Ken Pela.

Reacting to social media report on the matter, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Oborevwori, Sir. Festus Ahon in a statement, noted that the appellate court merely ordered the tribunal to hear Pela’s case.

Ahon, in a statement on Thursday, said: “We have been inundated by reports from a section of the media that the Appeal Court had declared Mr Ken Pela of the Labour Party as winner of the 2023 Governorship election in Delta State.

“The report is nothing but fake news as the Appellate Court only ordered the tribunal to hear the case.

“From the results declared by the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it was obvious that the Labour Party did not win the election therefore couldn’t have won in court.

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“Our people came out in large numbers to elect Governor Oborevwori and they are happy with him. We therefore urge Party faithful and Deltans to disregard the said reports as it was a concoction from the Labour Party and their followers.

“We also urge Deltans to remain calm. As at the time of the fake news, Governor Oborevwori was busy inspecting various ongoing projects within Asaba and its environs.

“He is focused on delivering dividends of democracy to the people of the state and would not be distracted by the rumour mills.

“Our lawyers are studying the Appeal Court judgment with a view to taking necessary action,” he added.

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