• May 11, 2021

Obaseki Gets Reprieve, As Court Strikes Out Suit Seeking To Bar Him From PDP Primary

Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Reprieve has come the way of the embattled Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, following the striking out of a suit seeking to bar him from participating in the Edo State Governorship Primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), scheduled for Thurday, June 25, 2020,by a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, consequent an out of court settlement agreement by the dissenting parties.

The court had, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, granted the request in the suit filed by Mr. Ogbeide-ihama, one of the candidates in the forthcoming PDP primary, that Godwin Obaseki or any other member of the party who had not bought forms and undergone screening within the stipulated time, be barred from contesting in the PDP primary.

However, at the resumed hearing of the court today, following the granting of the request for an accelerated hearing of the suit, Ogbeide-Ihama’s counsel, before the commencement of hearing on the matter, requested that the court stood down the case for some time, to allow for an out-of-court settlement, which the presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile, granted, after the counsel to all the defendants concurred.

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