By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A suit seeking a restraining order against the All Progressives Congress (APC) from holding its planned direct primaries for the Edo Governorship election has been adjourned till Thursday, June 11, 2020, for hearing by the Federal High Court seating in Benin City
The suit, which was filed by Hon. Matthew Iduoriyikemwen and Kenneth Asekomhe, has Adams Oshiomhole, the APC’s National Chairman, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Inspector General of Police as respondents. Former Deputy Governor of the state, Pius Odubu, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and Mr. Osaro Obaze, who are APC gubernatorial aspirants, have, however, requested to be joined as interested parties in the suit, at the resumed hearing of the matter.
Justice Muhammed Umar, the trial judge, following the argument of counsel, ruled that the motion for joinder filed by the parties seeking to join is not ripe for hearing and that parties will be heard on joinder at the appropriate time, while advising all parties in the suit to maintain the status quo.