DELTA 2023: Sheriff Oborevwori Denies Stepping Down From Gubernatorial Race.
Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, stated Friday that he was still very much in the running for governor in 2023, encouraging Deltans to disregard the malicious publication that claimed he had withdrawn from the campaign.
Oborevwori, who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of Nigerian State Legislatures, praised Deltans for their overwhelming support for his governorship aspiration.
The Speaker, speaking via his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, chastised a nameless author for disseminating a false and nasty media article on his gubernatorial ambition. He referred to those behind the report as miscreants who were following the orders of their paymasters.
Saying that the report was a deliberate attempt to promote falsehood and deceive the gullible, he said; “Deltans are wiser and cannot fall for such cheap blackmail. I am still very much in the race and as a matter of fact, I am the frontrunner.
“My purported stepping down from the governorship race is the imagination of people who are scared of the massive support I am enjoying from Deltans at home and in the diaspora, and other residents in the State.”
Oborevwori urged everyone that politics should be issue-based rather than personal, adding that he has never been summoned by any anti-graft body for interrogation on fraud-related problems.
The Speaker, who is now attending a retreat with the leadership of the Senate and House Committees on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, urged his throngs of supporters to be focused, strong, and devoted to the common dream of moving from Stronger Delta to Advancing Delta.