By Ovie Bethel
The judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday between the winner of the Delta State Governorship Primary Election under the ruling party (PDP) in the state,Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori in favour of Chief David Edevbie has further put the PDP into a state of Jeopardy.
If care is not taking with the level this court case is going,I see a formidable PDP in Delta State playing themselves into the hands of the Candidate of the All Progressive Congress,His Excellency Sen Barr. Ovie Omo-Agege who is tactical in his political thought.
A party riddle with litigations after primary election hardly survive general election and this power play within the ruling party in Delta State,might polarize and collapse the winning structure of the party in the state if not address on time.
As it is,Chief Sheriff Oborevwori will appeal the judgement to Supreme Court,and who knows if the ruling All Progressive Congress at the Federal level might prevail on the court underground to delay the judgement till a night before the general election,by now it will be practically impossible or too late for the PDP to prepare for the Governorship Election.
Remember,this is the tactics the Ruling APC used against PDP in Edo and Ondo State Governorship Election in 2016.
PDP family in Delta State,must be very careful in dealing with the issue on ground.
The PDP have two major questions they must provide answers to;
- If Sheriff Oborevwori get a favourable judgement at appeal,who knows if Barr. Omo-Agege might revisit thesame issue even if he lost the Governorship Election,thereby using the instrument of the court to become the Governor of Delta State ?
This question should make the party play safe so that,they will not worked to deliver Chief Sheriff Oborevwori at the general election and lost to Omo-Agege at the Supreme Court.
- What if the current court case extend till few days before the general election,what will happen to followers or structure of the person who lost in the Appeal ?
Will the camp who lost at the Appeal work for the person who the judgement favour as candidate or they will sabotage the party and work for Ovie Omo-Agege who is like a PDP man in the NIGHT and APC during the DAY?
I see Delta PDP in a state of dilemma, confusion and jeopardy due to strong power play between political gladiators.
I wish the PDP family in Delta State resolve the challenge in earnest to save the party from the foreseeable embarrassment come 2023.
Best of Luck To PDP,My Beloved Party.
Comr. Ovie Bethel
(Political Observer And Commentator In Delta State)
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