Delta 2023: Human rights group demands resignation of Sheriff Oborevwori over perjury
A rights group, Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), has called on the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, to immediately resign from office over the issue of irregularities recently observed in his certificates pending when the matter had been resolved.
Alternatively, the body demanded the immediate suspension of the Speaker by other members of the DTHA should he fail to resign, in order to allow for an unbiased investigation into the case so as to be able to establish the truth in the claim of an alleged certificates forgery.
The body, which vowed not to allow the matter to be swept under the carpet, described the issue as a criminal offence based on the fact that a case of perjury had been established against the Hon Speaker for lying under oath by presenting falsified certificates to contest elections and presided over the affairs of the House.
While disclosing its plans to take the matter before a competent court of law for adjudication in order to set the record straight, the body warned that it would not hesitate to expose a person or group of persons plotting to cover up the matter so as to enable the Speaker to continue parading himself office.
The Rights group also intimated of its readiness to petition the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to carry out thorough investigations into the issue of the Speaker, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, certificates irregularities with the view of establishing the truth in the documents he presented as certificates before the panel.
Making its stand known in a statement made available to reporters in Warri, CDHR National President (Dr) Kehinde Taiga said it would not hesitate to organise a mass protest to block the entrance of the Delta state House of Assembly if the lawmakers ignore its demand to suspend the Speaker to allow for a thorough probe.
According to the statement; “We the members of CDHR are watching with keen interest the development as far as the issue of certificates discrepancies observed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee is concerned and we make bold to say we would not tolerate anything short of a detailed Investigations to unravel the truth in the case”.