The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has rejected a request by one of the gubernatorial aspirants in the election, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, to issue an interim order stopping Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from participating in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primary poll on Friday.
Obaseki who was granted a waiver by the PDP after he joined the opposition party from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The court, however, invited the PDP and seven others over the legality of the waiver granted Obaseki to participate in the primaries.
The court in documents obtained by MandyNews.com listed the plaintiff’s prayers, but, it also listed the orders it granted, which nowhere in the four listed granted prayers did it grant any order restraining Governor Obaseki from Contesting the PDP primaries.
Reacting to the rumoured that court order Governor Obaseki been barred from contesting the PDP primary
Mr. Anthony Ehilebo, the PDP Head of New Media in a statement personally signed by him, said whenever one is presented with any court document, it is very important to read thoroughly and decipher the intent of the presented court document.
it appears that the Court has not made such an order.
Questions and answer about Obaseki ambition with PDP
Is Obaseki validly registered as a PDP member at his ward? YES
Did he pick the Guber nomination form? YES
Is the party’s timetable for screening and primaries adjustable? YES…as long as these fall within INEC’s time-frame and same is communicated to them.
At whose discretion are waivers granted? The party’s or the court’s? The party’s (PDP’s)