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A Federal High Court In Port Harcourt Strikes Out Suit Against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, OKs Him To Participate In The PDP Primaries


The coast has been cleared for Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki to participate in the People’s Democratic Party Governorship primary scheduled Thursday 25th June 2020.

This because a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has struck out the suit by a Governorship Aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party in Edo State, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama seeking to stop the Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party primary.

When the matter resumed for hearing in court, one of the led counsels to the applicant, D C Denigwe who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria informed the court through an oral application that his client wishes to withdraw the suit against the defendants.

SAN Denigwe said the parties involved in the matter have resolved their difference and asked the court to strick out the matter.

Our Correspondent reports that the position of the applicant counsel was not opposed by counsels representing other parties in the matter and the presiding Judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile after hearing from the parties, struck out the matter.

Speaking to Newsmen outside the court, counsel to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Alex Ejesieme a Senior Advocate of Nigeria said the judgment means that his client does not have any impediment in the PDP primary.

On his part, the National Legal Adviser of PDP, Emmanuel Enoidem said the withdrawal of the case by the applicant is a proof of unity and love in the party which he said has remained the longest party in the country.

Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama who is a PDP Governorship Aspirant had approached the court, seeking an order to restrain Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party primary after vowing not to step down for the Governor.

When the matter was first mentioned in Court earlier, Justice Obile stood down matter for hours following the request by the Counsel to the applicant Ferdinand Orgbe who informed the court that the leadership of the party is making move for out of court settlement.


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