The Delta State gubernatorial ticket fight will be settled by the Supreme Court in October

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Nigeria set October 21 as the date for making a decision on an appeal filed by Mr. David Edevbie, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidate for governor of Delta State in the 2023 election.

Edevbie wants the Supreme Court to confirm that he is still a candidate.

In a 23-point appeal, Edevbie took issue with the entire decision of the three-person Court of Appeal panel led by Justice Peter Ige to overturn the decision of the Federal High Court that made him the PDP candidate for governor. This decision was made unanimously.

The former Commissioner for Finance wants the Apex Court to rule that he is the rightful candidate for the PDP in the Delta State governorship election set for February of next year.

Oborevwori Sheriff Francis Orohwedor, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are the first, second, and third respondents in the appeal that his lawyer, Mr. Eko Ejembi Eko (SAN), filed on his behalf.

After the final addresses were chosen, Justice Amina Adamu Augie set October 21 as the date when the two sides will find out what will happen.

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