Edo PDP primary: Obaseki cleared to contest as Ogbeide-Ihama withdraws suit

By our reporter|Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo, on Wednesday withdrew the suit he filed at a federal high court in Port Harcourt seeking the disqualification of governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the party’s primaries.

Presiding Judge, Emmanuel Obile, had earlier on Wednesday granted his request to stand down the hearing so as to give the party time to settle the matter out of court.

At the resumption of the case, Obile struck out the matter after the counsel to the PDP aspirant withdrew the case following an out-of-court settlement.

Shortly after the ruling, PDP’s national legal adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem, said the suit was withdrawn following the resolution of the matter by interested parties.

Hw said, “We came here to do a matter that started two days ago, precisely on June 22, from Edo State, which has to do with the governorship primaries of our great party, the PDP. One of the aspirants came here to get an order.

“But, because it is a family thing, the family sat down throughout last night and by early this morning, we came to an understanding that as a party, we must remain united.

“The plaintiff in the matter, in the interest of the party; as a faithful party man, has agreed to withdraw the case from Court. So, what that means is that Governor Obaseki, who joined our party last week, is going to be an aspirant in tomorrow’s party primaries.”

With development, Obaseki will now contest in the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled for Thursday.

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