Court strikes out suit to stop Obaseki from Edo PDP primaries

662 views | Emmanuel Anthony | June 25, 2020

Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki

Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has struck out an application by a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihiama seeking to stop Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party primaries scheduled for Thursday.

Justice Obile struck out the suit after all the parties in the matter agreed to resolve their issues.

Edo State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihiama had asked for an out-of-court settlement in his suit to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the primaries of the party.

Ogbeide-Ihiama made the application through his Lawyer, Ferdinand Ogbeh SAN, to settle out of court when the matter was heard before Justice Obile of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt.

The PDP governorship aspirant had asked the court to restrain Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party primaries after vowing not to step down for him.

Meanwhile, Kenneth Imasuagbon, one of the PDP governorship aspirants in Edo State has said greater obstacles await Godwin Obaseki at the upcoming primary election.

Imasuagbon said Obaseki would be defeated during PDP’s primary election scheduled to hold today.

Speaking on television, the governorship aspirant said the primary election was between godfathers and delegates.

He said: “I’m going to win, Obaseki will be beaten. Tomorrow’s race is between the godfathers and the delegates.

“I have told my delegates to be strong and be of good courage, democracy must be defended from those willing to kill it. Democracy is about ideas, straying in the game and fraternizing with the people.

“Democracy is not about godfathers saying this is their choice, it’s not going to work that way.”

Imasuagbon had earlier, in a statement refuted reports of stepping down for Obaseki, ahead of the party’s primary election.


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