A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olorogun David Edevbie has been served appeal court processes via a substituted means.
The processes of the court were posted at Edevbie’s Afiesere residence in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
The move followed an order by the Appeal Court for the documents of to be delivered to the former Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa after he failed to show up for proceedings.
The court also granted leave to the Applicant, Sheriff Oborevwori to effect service of the Notice of Appeal filed on 22 July 2022, Record of Appeal and Motion for Stay of Execution and all other subsequent processes on the 1st Respondent, David Edevbie by substituted means.
The order warranted the documents to be delivered to Edevbie by means of pasting and/or leaving the notices at a conspicuous place at the address of the 1st Respondent.
Both Sheriff Oborevwori and David Edevbie contested the PDP governorship primary in the state, with the Delta State House of Assembly speaker winning the contest.
Edevbie, who came second in the poll with 113 votes had filed a suit against Oborevwori, seeking his disqualification over alleged discrepancies with his certificates.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court Abuja had declared Oborevwori ineligible to partake in the contest in judgment delivered on July 7, declaring Edevbie winner of the election.
However, Oborevwori has approached the Appeal Court to set aside the judgment delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo and declare him the authentic winner of the contest.
The case has been adjourned to August 8 for hearing.