Edo APC Crisis: Court Fixes July 6 To Determine Mode Of Edo Primary Election

By Abimbola Ogunnaike

Despite the fact that Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu been declared the winner of Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, a Federal High Court(FHC) in Benin City, the state capital, has fixed July 6 to determine the appropriate mode of the election adopted by the party.

The APC, the ruling party in the state, had adopted direct mode for the primary elections.

The exercise held on Monday and Presiding LGA officials have announced results declaring Ize-Iyamu as winner of the primaries.

At Monday’s proceedings, counsel to the plaintiffs recalled that the Court of Appeal, on June 18, ordered that the Federal High Court hear the applications on the main suit.

The plaintiffs are APC members, Kenneth Asekomhe and Matthew Iduoyirikemwen.

But counsel to the 2nd defendant told the court that he had appealed the decision of the Court of Appeal which struck out his argument on jurisdiction.

The defendant also said that a stay of proceedings had been filed.

Justice Garba Umar, in his ruling, adjourned till Monday, July 6 for hearing of applications and the main suit.


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