Court stops Obaseki from contesting in PDP governorship primary

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.

The court on Monday granted an order restraining PDP 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, following the lawsuit filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, one of the PDP aspirants.

In his filing, Ogbeide-Ihama said only aspirants who purchased the party’s nomination form and were screened within the stipulated time should be allowed to contest in the primary, stating that the governor be stopped from contesting in the primary election rescheduled to hold on Thursday, June 25.

In his ruling on Monday, EA Obile, the judge, granted Ogbeide-Ihama’s request.

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