2023: Delta speaker declares interest to contest in governorship race

The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, has declared his intention to run in the 2023 governorship race, under the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

The Speaker, who was accompanied by some lawmakers as well as his political associates across the state, made the declaration, Wednesday, at the state secretariat of the PDP in Asaba.

Oborevwori said one of his cardinal objectives was to improve on the already established social-economic and infrastructural development of the present administration.

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He used the forum to debunk social media report, alleging that he was sometime arrested by security agencies, in connection with financial impropriety.

“I want to use this medium to say that there was never a time I was arrested by security agencies.

”As Speaker of the State House of Assembly for close to seven years now, I am bold to say that I have never been accused of financial mismanagement.

“I am a prudent leader and that is what has kept me going and succeeding as Speaker of the most vibrant House of Assembly in the country.

“Today, I am here to consult with stakeholders of our great party; the PDP, of my ambition to run for governorship position in the state,” he said.

The Speaker said if given the position, he would not disappoint the party and the people of the state in general.

“I am ready to listen more, do more and achieve more.

”As far as I have been able to manage the State Legislature for five years, I can manage the state. You all know that it is not easy managing the lawmakers,” he said.

Receiving the aspirant at the party secretariat, the State Chairman of PDP, Chief Kingsley Esiso, said the party would provide a level playing field for all the aspirants to exercise their rights.

He also said the party was already putting machinery in place to ensure free, fair and credible primaries in the state

Esiso advised all political aspirants in the state to ensure that they play the game according to the rules.

He urged them to ensure that they uphold political decorum both in their consultations and campaigns.

“We want to say as a party that we will welcome all aspirants with equal respect, as everybody has the freedom to aspire.

“As you have the right to aspire, same way others have the right to do so. As you go about this, we advise that you do it with all sense of decorum.

“All those who are aspiring are our sons and daughters. I assure you that as a party, we will continue to provide a level playing field for everyone to participate in ensuring credible and hitch-free primaries,” the state PDP chairman said.

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