Court voids Edo PDP Governorship Primary

A Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, invalidated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election that produced Asue Ighodalo as party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, held that the PDP’s primary held on Feb. 22 failed to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022; the guidelines for the conduct of the poll amd the party’s constitution. Justice Ekwo, who said that the Exhibit PDP 1 tendered by the party was bereft of evidence, held that the plaintiffs, through the…

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Court okays accelerated hearing in libel suit against 3 Edo PDP factional members

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has ordered an accelerated hearing in a N5 billion libel suit field against three factional members of the Edo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Justice Idris gave the order following an application by counsel for the claimant, Musa Isiaka.Sen. Yisa Braimoh, in the suit marked: FCT/HC/CV/1025/2022, is suing Omobumhe Bobmanuel Umaru (aka Jesus Army), Osilame Okuofu and Boniface Pascal Ugbome as 1st to 3rd defendants respectively.When the case came up for mention, the 1st and 3rd defendants were represented by…

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Gov. Obaseki, Oghiadomhe, others congratulate Sen. Braimoh at 80

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, Chief of Staff to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, have joined other prominent Nigerians to congratulate Sen. Yisa Braimoh on his 80th birthday.Obaseki in a statement in Abuja, commended Braimoh for his remarkable contributions to the development of Edo, as well as the unity and progress of the country.“I extend hearty congratulations to Sen. Yisa Braimoh, the Osiozoikhai of Auchi Kingdom, a nation builder and an elder statesman of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“You have made remarkable contributions to the…

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Court stops Edo govt. from conducting April 19 LG polls

A Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, on Tuesday, restrained the Edo government from conducting the local government (LG) council election scheduled for April 19.Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a ruling on an ex-parte motion moved by counsel for the applicants, Dr Joshua Musa, SAN, granted the five prayers sought.Justice Taiwo held that he was of the well considered view that the defendants must, on the interim, be restrained pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter.Taiwo said that the ruling followed the exparte motion with six exhibits attached.He said based…

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