Edo PDP Primary: Coast Clear for Obaseki as Court strikes out suit

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The coast is now clear for Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki to participate in the PDP governorship primary slated for tomorrow (Thursday).

The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt this afternoon (Wednesday) struck out a suit seeking to bar him from participating in the Edo governorship primary under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the parties agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

Mr Ogbeide-ihama had filed a suit in the court asking it to prevent any member of the party that has purchased forms but not screened within the time stipulated to contest the PDP primary.

Subsequently, the court on Tuesday, granted the request for an accelerated hearing of the suit but before the hearing on the application today, Ogbeide-Ihama’s counsel requested that the court stood down the case for some time, to allow for an out-of-court settlement.

CHANNELS TV reports that the presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile, granted the prayers after the counsel to all the defendants aligned with the request.

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