It appears the coast may soon be clear for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s
participation in tomorrow’s governorship primary of the Peoples
Democratic Party in Edo State.
This comes after the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt granted the
request by one of the governorship aspirants, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, to
have the matter stood down to enable an out of court settlement.
Mr. Ogbeide-ihama had filed a suit in the court asking it to prevent any
member of the party that has purchased forms but not screened within
the time stipulated to contest the PDP primary.
The court, yesterday, granted the request for an accelerated hearing of
the suit but before the hearing on the application today,
Ogbeide-Ihama’s counsel requested that the court stood down the case for
The presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile, granted the prayers after
the counsel to all the defendants aligned with the request.
Governor Obaseki got a waiver of the PDP to join the race under its
platform after resigning from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Meanwhile, a High Court of Justice in the Ekpoma judicial division today
restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from excluding Governor
Godwin Obaseki and the other cleared aspirants from participating in the
Edo State governorship primary.
The court ordered that the PDP and the electoral umpire should not
exempt any of the aspirants who have been cleared by the party from
participating in the gubernatorial primary slated for the 25th June