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Court Nullifies Suit Barring Obaseki From Edo PDP Primary

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The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has given its final verdict on the suit seeking to stop Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, from contesting the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News reports that the presiding judge, Justice Emmanuel Obile granted the application of moves by the parties to the suit to settle the matter outside the court and urged the judge to stand down the proceedings for four hours.

Giving his final judgement on the suit, Justice Obile, struck out the suit,  after the plaintiff’s lead counsel, D. C. Denwigwe (SAN), withdrew the suit on the grounds that all parties had settled amicably.

Justice Obile commended the parties for settling out of court, adding that it was the proper thing to do.

Meanwhile, the PDP has fixed Thursday, 25th June to conduct the primary election to choose its candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state.



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