Following the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the victory of Sherrif Oberevwori as the duly elected Governor of Delta State, the candidate of APC in the March 18 election, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has congratulated Oborevweri for his victory.
Omo-Agege in a statement personally signed by him shortly after the apex judgment, said the unity, peace, and general good of Delta are bigger and more important than any individual or group interest.
The statement read in part, “The Supreme Court today disallowed our appeal in respect of the March 18, 2023 Delta State Governorship Election and affirmed the return of Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oberevwori as the duly elected Governor of Delta State.
“As the final court of the land, all citizens are bound to accept and abide by its decisions even if they do not accord with their personal or collective expectations of justice.
“So, we ask our people to respect today’s decision and give their best to promote peace everywhere in our beloved Delta State. The unity, peace, and general good of our dear State are bigger and more important than any individual or group interest.
“To my dear and dependable brother and running mate, the Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi, thank you for your strong character and firm belief in God who gives power as it pleases Him alone. We ran a great race. Hold your head high as a man of honour. I pray the Almighty God rewards your faithfulness and loyalty beyond ordinary human comprehension.
“Now, to my dear brother, His Excellency, Rt. Honourable Sherrif Oborevwori, the Governor of Delta State, accept my congratulations on your victory today. It has been a long-drawn-out struggle to offer our people the best in the governance of our State.
“It is about the collective interest and good of our people, not our personal interest. Having now received the Supreme Court’s seal of approval, I must wish you well as a Democrat. May the good Lord guide and abide with you and give you good health, strength and wisdom to govern our State well in Jesus’ Name”