Governor Godwin Obaseki may have lost the long drawn battle for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.
This is as a result of the recognition of the faction led by the Vice Chairman, South-South of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Naija News reports that INEC on Tuesday recognised the candidates produced by the Dan Orbih’s faction in the primary conducted in May.
Recall that the Orbih and Obaseki factions had held different primaries that produced candidates for different elective positions.
But a visit to the INEC headquarters in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Tuesday showed that INEC had pasted a comprehensive list on its notice board and all the PDP candidates in the list are the ones who emerged winners at the primaries conducted by the Orbih’s faction.
INEC in the published list remarked that its action was ordered by the court.
Court Nullifies APC Governorship Primary In Taraba
Meanwhile, the Governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State has been nullified by a Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo.
The electoral process of the APC had produced Emmanuel Bwacha as its flagbearer in the 2023 governorship election.
An aggrieved aspirant in the party, David Kente had approached the court filing a suit against APC for recognising Bwacha as the candidate of the party in Taraba State.
The presiding judge, Justice Simon Amobeda in his ruling on Tuesday directed the party to conduct a fresh primary election within 14 days.
Bwacha was also ordered by the court to stop parading himself as the governorship candidate of the APC.