As we countdown to the September 19 Edo State Governorship election, Naija News brings you the latest update before the D-Day.
Many political parties will be participating in the election but all attention would be on the candidates of the two major parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo Governorship election would serve as a litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the controversies that trailed the 2019 general election.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the Edo Governorship election…
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.
Imasuagbon, in a statement which he issued this afternoon stressed that he plans to win, not just be a part of people who contested.
The statement reads: “The governor knows that I’m popular with the delegates, and he is doing everything possible to change this.
“For the sake of emphasis, I have not and will not consider accepting anything to step down from the race for the PDP ticket.
“I also understand that they are trying to manipulate the delegates’ list in their favour. I want to warn that if they try it, we will do everything possible to resist it, we shall also meet in court.”
Hon. Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama has reportedly stepped down for Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party’s primary ahead of the state’s governorship election.
The member representing Oredo Federal Constituency in this state reportedly promised to withdraw the court case he filed against the embattled governor today.
This is coming a few hours after Naija News reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has delayed an accelerated hearing on a suit seeking to stop Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, from contesting the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party.