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Court Halts Obaseki From Taking Part In Edo PDP Governorship Primary

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has halted the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from taking part in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election which is to be held on Thursday.

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From what we gathered via the ruling reported by SaharaReporters, the court on Monday granted an 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.

Furthermore, APC political party however postponed its governorship primary earlier scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25.

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