Edo State High Court of Justice sitting in Ekpoma, stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and others, from removing, excluding, preventing, or purporting to exclude or prevent any of the aspirants who have been cleared by the party from contesting in the governorship primary, reports Channels Television.
The party’s primary election is slated for Thursday, June 24.
A Federal High court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, had earlier on Tuesday restrained Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State from participating in the PDP primary election.
One of the party’s aspirants, Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihiama, who approached the court asked for the Governor, who just joined the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC), to be stopped from participating in the primaries.
Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihama argued that since Obaseki was not part of the candidates screened by the PDP National Working Committee, NWC initially before the date on the timetable lapsed, he should not be allowed to participate in the primaries.