HOPE RISING FOR OBASEKI AS ALL EDO PDP ASPIRANTS ENDORSE OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT

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All the aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in Edo State have agreed to settle out of court.

The Federal High court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, had on Tuesday purportedly restrained the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP primary election.

One of the aspirants, Ogbeide-Ihiama, was said to have 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 initially screened by the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, before the date on the timetable lapsed, he should not be allowed to participate in the primaries.

At the resumed hearing of the matter on Wednesday (today), Lead Counsel to the Plaintiff, Ferdinand Orbir, was reported to have told the court that they had 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 had opted for out of court settlement.

Counsels to the defendants told the court that they had no objection to the application for out of court settlement.

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