Federal High Court stops Obaseki from participating in PDP primaries

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Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki (Pics credit: Vanguard)

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has restrained Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, from partaking in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election hoding on Thursday, June 25.

The restraining order was given by Justice E.A Obile of a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt.

According to reports gathered, one of the party’s aspirants, Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihiama approached the court demanding that Obaseki, who just joined the party from the All Progressives Congress, to be stopped from participating in the primaries.

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The court order was granted restraining Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Chief Derekeme Boyleyefa, Sen. James Manager and Hon. Barrister Ajibola Muraina, as well as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from allowing Godwin Obaseki or any member of the party that have purchased forms and were not screened within the time stipulated in the timetable to contest the PDP’s primary.

Recall that Obaseki last week picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s membership ticket officially, after being disqualified from contesting in the APC governorship primaries. He was later granted a waiver by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to contest in their governorship election primary.

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