Court stands down PDP primary suit seeking to stop Obaseki

By our reporter| The federal high court in Port Harcourt on Wednesday granted the request by one of the governorship aspirants, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, to stand down the case seeking to stop governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in tomorrow’s PDP primaries in Edo state.

The Judge stood down the matter to enable an out of court settlement.

Mr. Ogbeide-ihama had filed a suit in the court asking it to prevent any member of the party that has purchased forms but not screened within the time stipulated to contest the PDP primary.

The court, on Tuesday, granted the request for an accelerated hearing of the suit but before the hearing on the application today, Ogbeide-Ihama’s counsel requested that the court stood down the case for some time.

The presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile, granted the prayers after the counsel to all the defendants aligned with the request.

Obaseki recently joined the PDP following his disqualification from the All Progressive Congress primaries and got a waiver of the PDP to contest the primaries of the main opposition party.

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