BREAKING: Delta Speaker, Oborevwori steps down from 2023 governorship race
Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has said he is no longer interested in contesting the State governorship election in the 2023 general elections.
Oborevwori made this known on Friday, revealing that he has been persuaded to step down to pave way for a better aspirant to pick the governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Speaker also opened up on how he was presented with the options of Speaker and that of governor by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, revealing that he had told Governor Okowa he was not interested in governorship ab initio.
“When I was presented with the options by our Governor, His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, I chose the position of Speaker.
“Now, I want to respect that decision I made as an honourable person. Also, I have been persuaded by traditional rulers I respect and our party leaders to step down for better aspirants in the race.
“Moreover, I have been overwhelmed by the deluge of allegations of public funds embezzlement levelled against me. I will like a situation where I submit myself for an investigation to clear my name of the allegations. This is in addition to the burden of ex-convict hovering around my neck.
“All these have gotten to me recently. I want to remove myself from the governorship race to maintain my sanity. Going forward, I want to put my energy into other activities until I decide on what to do next after my tenure as Speaker,” Oborevwori said.