The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has stopped the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election scheduled for Thursday.
The court presided by Justice E.A Obile on Monday, granted an order restraining the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi and four others from allowing Obaseki or any member of the party that have purchased forms and were not screened within the time stipulated in the timetable to contest the PDP’s primary.
Following a suit filed by Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, an aspirant who insisted that Obaseki did not purchase PDP form or undergo screening at the time table schedule.
The case was adjourned for motion on hearing to 24th June.
The PDP had, last week granted a waiver to Obaseki and Philip Shaibu, his deputy, to contest on its platform.