All the aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in Edo State, including Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, have agreed to settle out of court.
Recall that the Federal High court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, had on Tuesday rule out Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP primary election.
Ogbeide-Ihiama had approached the court asking for the Governor, who just joined the PDP from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be stopped from participating in the primaries.
Ogbeide-Ihiama 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.
However, on Wednesday,24, June, 2020, as gathered by InsideReportng, Omoregie has stepped down for Obaseki and also promised to withdraw the court case he filed over the matter.
All aspirants for the PDP governorship primary have today agreed to settle their brawl out of court.
Lead Counsel to the Plaintiff, Ferdinand Orbir, according to the report, at the resumed hearing of the matter this morning, told the court that they have served all the parties to the suit as ordered by the court, the originating summons and also published the order in two national newspapers.
He, however, told the court that the parties have opted for out of court settlement.