Edo 2020: Obaseki smiles as All PDP aspirants decide to settle out of Court

Godwin Obaseki seems to be in a Happy mood since 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 restrained the 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.

AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT learnt that  that all the parties in the Edo PDP governorship primary election case holding in the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have agreed to settle their squabbles 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.

All the counsel to the defendants told the court that they have no objection to the application for out of court settlement.

Edo PDP Primaries: Court strikes out suit to stop Obaseki from contesting

Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has struck out an application by a Governorship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihiama seeking to stop Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the party primaries scheduled for Thursday.

Justice Obile struck out the suit after all the parties in the matter agreed to resolve their issues.

Edo State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihiama had asked for an out-of-court settlement in his suit to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the primaries of the party.

Ogbeide-Ihiama made the application through his Lawyer, Ferdinand Ogbeh SAN, to settle out of court when the matter was heard before Justice Obile of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt.

The PDP governorship aspirant had asked the court to restrain Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki from contesting the party primaries after vowing not to step down for him.

Edo PDP crisis: More trouble for Obaseki as Kenneth Imasuagbon refuses to step down

One of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in Edo State, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, has debunked claims of him stepping down for the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

In a statement he issued on Wednesday, Imasuagbon stressed that he was still in the race to win and not to make up the number of aspirants for the PDP ticket, AUTHENTIC learnt.

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.”

This is coming at a time some aspirants had agreed an out-of-court settlement with Obaseki.

This had led to a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, River State to reserve hearing on the application against Obaseki.

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