A special thanksgiving service was on Monday, held at the Government House Chapel, Asaba, to celebrate the victory of the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori at the Court of Appeal, Abuja Division.
Oborevwori had approached the Court of Appeal praying the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the lower court which nullified his governorship candidacy of the PDP in the state.
The thanksgiving service was attended by the wife of the state Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, members of the state executive council, chieftains of the PDP in the state, members of the State House of Assembly and supporters of the party (PDP) among others.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rt. Hon. Oborevwori who is also the Speaker of the state legislature, said he had come to the chapel to appreciate God for giving him victory.
He said that it was the Almighty God that gave him the victory at the Court, pointing out that the victory was for everybody in the state.
According to him, it is God that gives power, stressing that nobody can upturn what God had ordained.
While saying that Delta State is one, Oborevwori who is the man of the moment, said “by the grace of God, in 2023, we shall come here again (Government House Chapel) to give thanks to God.
“We have come here to give thanks to God for giving us victory. The victory is for everybody; it is God that gives power and nobody can upturn what God had ordained.
“When we came to the chapel to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the creation of Delta State last Saturday, I promised God that if He gives me victory at the Appeal Court, l shall come to the chapel to give thanks to Him,” he added.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate expressed profound appreciation to the governor’s wife for her strong support through prayers and for being solidly behind her husband.
At the ceremony, the Chaplain of Government House Chapel, Venerable Charles Osemenam harped on the importance of thanksgiving to God, even as he prayed for sustained peace and unity in the state.
Highlight of the ceremony was thanksgiving to God by Sheriff Oborevwori who was accompanied by the governor’s wife, Dame Edith Okowa as well as other dignitaries as they all danced gloriously to the altar of God for the thanksgiving.
Reacting to the judgement, the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party PDP, congratulated its Governorship Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori on his victory at the Court of Appeal.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement by Delta State PDP Publicity Secretary Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, which reads: “Delta State Peoples Democratic Party PDP, heartily congratulates our Gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections and the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, on his well deserved victory at the Court of Appeal.
“It will be recalled that a Federal High Court had earlier given judgement, disqualifying Rt. Hon. Oborevwori from contesting the 2023 Delta Governorship election on account of the alleged discrepancies in his documents, but the matter was successfully appealed, and Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has been reconfirmed as the substantive Delta PDP Gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 election.
“This defining victory at the Court of Appeal is not just a triumph for Rt. Hon. Oborevwori and his teeming supporters, but indeed a welcome victory for our great party, as it has revalidated and endorsed our stand that our party primaries were free, fair, transparent, and very credible.
“We, therefore, use this medium to call and appeal to all loyal party members, especially our distinguished Olorogun David Edevbie, to see this victory as a solid and unshakable platform to come together as one united family and join hands with his brother Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori in the formidable PDP campaign train that will be put in place now that the issue of our Governorship candidate has been resolved.
“We have consistently maintained that our party primaries were a family affair and that we will remain one united family irrespective of whatever the judicial result had been. The opposition is already devastated by this victory at the Court of Appeal and together we shall march with full confidence into the 2023 elections and triumph with an overwhelming landslide in all positions.
“I call on all our Party Faithful to NOTE that there is; NO WINNER, NO VANQUISHED in the present circumstance.”