Edo PDP Primary: You Can’t Participate Court Tells Obaseki 

Edo PDP Primary: You Can’t Participate Court Tells Obaseki
The Federal High Court, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, presided over by Justice E. A. Obile, on Monday, stopped the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election slated for Thursday.

According a report by SaharaReporters, the court had on Monday granted an exparte 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.