Court Clears Obaseki For PDP Primary

By Abimbola Ogunnaike

An Edo State High Court of Justice sitting in Ekpoma, has stopped the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP); the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC), and others, from removing, excluding, preventing, or purporting to exclude or prevent any of the aspirants who have been cleared by the party from contesting in the governorship primary, according to Channels Television.

With this development, the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who defected to the PDP) from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) is now eligible to contest in the PDP primary slated for Thursday, June 24.

It would be recalled that a Federal High court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, had earlier restrained the Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP primary election.

One of the party’s aspirants, Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihiama, had approached the court, asking for the Governor, who just joined the PDP from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be stopped from participating in the primaries.

Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihama argued that since Obaseki was not part of the candidates screened by the PDP National Working Committee, NWC initially before the date on the timetable lapsed, he should not be allowed yo participate in the primaries.


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