Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki
A federal high court sitting in Port Harcourt has restrained Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP governorship primary election.
The suit was instituted by an aspirant in the election, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihiama asking the court to stop Obaseki from participating in the election.
Obaseki, who just decamped to the party from the APC was screened last week by the PDP Screening Committee.
An order of interim injunction restrained defendants in the suit including; National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, Emmanuel Ogidi, Kingsley Chinda, Debekeme Boyleyefa, James Manager, Ajibola Muraina, the PDP, Obaseki himself, INEC and the INEC Commissioner.
The court said the time slated for obtaining nomination form and participating in screening had lapsed when Obaseki came into the picture.
Recall that the PDP had twice postponed the date of its primary election to accommodate the screening of the Edo State Governor.
The PDP primaries is slated for the 25th of June.