Jubilation erupted simultaneously in different parts of Delta State following the affirmation of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori as the Governor of Delta State by the Supreme Court on Friday morning.
Immediately the news filtered in that the apex court has affirmed Rt. Hon. Oborevwori as the Governor of Delta State, staff and Deltans of all walks of life who were waiting anxiously for the judgement, thronged the office of the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme, FCA, to celebrate the victory.
Onyeme who was beaming with smile all through, thanked Deltans for having confidence in the government of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori.
He noted that the Supreme Court’s decision was in line with the expectations of Deltans, stating, “we thank God and our people, we thank the Judiciary for remaining the last hope of the common man; it can only be better.”
Reacting to the judgement, the immediate past Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, CON, on his verified Facebook account, wrote, “following today’s historic judgement by the Supreme Court that has declared Governor Sheriff Oborevwori as the duly-elected leader of our great state, Delta, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, our Deputy Governor, H.E. Monday Onyeme and our esteemed party, the PDP.
“This judgement truly underscores the trust and confidence that the people of our state, the Big Heart of our nation, have placed in the leadership of Governor Oborevwori’s administration and our great party.
“As we celebrate this significance achievement, we must see this as a renewed commitment to work collaboratively for all Deltans by focusing on our common goals, pushing to manifest our shared dreams and aspirations, and working to find solutions to the problems that confront our great state and its remarkable people.”
Also, former Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, CON, said, “congratulations to Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and his family, congratulations to all Deltans and to all well wishers across the world.
“These cases have been quite trying, but for those that have passed through this route, propaganda was a big issue.
“We thank God for the overall result; it is now time to settle down fully and deliver the dividends of democracy.”
Former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Sir Benjamin Elue, also, reacted to the Supreme Court judgement and he said, “this is heartwarming; congratulations our dear Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and our Deputy Governor, Sir Monday Onyeme, FCA; congratulations to all Deltans; we give all the glory to God.
“Now that the battle is over, our Governor can now focus on the task of advancing Delta State; Deltans should expect more development in all spheres to the glory of God Almighty.”
Others who reacted to the victory include Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Godwill Obielum, the immediate past Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the member representing Ndokwa/Ukwuani Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi, PDP Chieftains, Elder Isioma Okonta, Dr. (Pharm.) Nelson Ejakpovi and Chief Peter Idion.
Chief Obielum said, “We thank God for the victory at the Supreme Court, we give glory to God because what we are witnessing is victory upon victory right from the beginning.
“When God has ordained someone for a position, nobody can take it from such a person; this is victory for all Deltans and we give glory to God Almighty.
“In short, I lack words to fully express myself, this is good for democracy and we all will reap the benefits as Deltans.”
In his reactions, Elumelu said, “the decision of the Supreme Court judges is wonderful and awesome; this clearly shows that the will of the people must prevail in democracy.
“Now that all democratic windows have been exploited, it is time for everybody to come together as one family and join hands with our Governor for us to collectively, develop Delta State.
“I congratulate our Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori , all Deltans and lovers of democracy.”
To Hon. Ezechi who was at the Supreme Court premises, “this judgement is okay, it is what is expected by the people who came out to speak with their voters’ cards, it is the Lord’s doing and we are very happy.”
Elder Isioma Okonta who reacted from Abavo in Ika South local government area of the state, said, “I am in my village, Abavo and what we are witnessing here is just amazing, our people have come out in their large numbers to thank God for this special victory, there will no longer be distractions and we are happy that the M.O.R.E. Agenda is on course.”
Dr Ejakpovi in his reactions, said, “this is a welcome development, it was a reaffirmation of the will of the people and we believe that Deltans will get full benefits for voting for the advancement of our state.”
Chief Idion, while congratulating Rt. Hon. Oborevwori for the victory at the Supreme Court, called on all Deltans to rally round the governor to enable him deliver on his M.O.R.E. Agenda.
He said, “elections are over, it is time for us to rally round our Governor as Deltans for us to collectively, work to achieve the state of our dreams without looking at political party lines.”