Coast Clear As Court Strikes Out Suit To Bar Obaseki From Participating In Edo PDP Primary


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Federal High Court
in Port Harcourt has struck out a suit seeking to bar Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the Edo governorship primary under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The court took the decision after parties to the suit agreed out-of-court settlement and withdrew the case before Justice Emmanuel Obile.

On Monday, Justice Obile granted an interim injunction excluding Obaseki from tomorrow’s PDP governorship primary.

An Edo PDP governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama had sued the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi and seven others, including Governor Obaseki.

Justice Odile on Tuesday restrained Obaseki from participating in the primary after Ogbeide-Ihama brought the case to court as the Governor was not part of the candidates screened by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) within the time stipulated in the timetable to contest the PDP’s primary.

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The case was adjourned till today, but upon returning to court, the Justice struck out the suit after the plaintiff’s lead counsel, D. C. Denwigwe (SAN), withdrew the suit on the grounds that all parties had settled amicably.

The lawyers to all the defendants also agreed with the request.

Justice Obile commended the parties for settling out of court, adding that it was the proper thing to do.

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