The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has stopped the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election slated for Thursday.
According to the ruling seen by SaharaReporters, the court on Monday granted an order restraining the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi and four others from allowing 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.
The case, which was filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, an aspirant and lawmaker representing Oredo Federal Constituency, was adjourned for motion on hearing to 24th June.
The PDP had, last week granted a waiver to Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, to contest on its platform.
The opposition party also postponed its governorship primary earlier scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25.
FLASH: Court Stops Edo Governor, Obaseki, From Participating In PDP Gubernatorial Primary@OfficialPDPNig @GovernorObaseki pic.twitter.com/MAvOz5hU9C
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 23, 2020