No Court barred Obaseki From Participating in PDP Primaries


 Co ntrary to media reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, barred Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election slated for Thursday, there was no such order by the Court.

Our investigation confirmed that the Court only granted orders for accelerated hearing, substituted service and  a bridging time within which the defendants may enter appearances and file their respective counter affidavits.

Just like Mr Obaseki’s former party, the APC, Mr Ogbeide-Ihama also questioned his educational credentials.
Mr Ogbeide-Ihama also prayed that the primaries be put on hold pending when the court would hear the motion on notice.

The judge, E. A Obile, however, did not grant that prayer. The judge asked that the motion seeking to bar Mr Obaseki be served on the defendants including Mr Obaseki via newspaper publication.

Several newspapers, earlier on Tuesday reported that Mr Obaseki had been barred by the court from contesting the election. Those accounts of the court proceeding were inaccurate.

Mr Obaseki joined the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday after he was disqualified by his former party, APC, from seeking re-election allegedly for submitting questionable certificates.

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