High Court to hear suit on Edo APC primary on June 11th


A federal high court in Edo state has fixed June 11th for hearing the substantive suit challenging the mode of direct primary to be used by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in it governorship primary election.

The national working committee headed by Adams Oshiomhole had decided on direct primary but the faction of Edo APC loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, had insisted on indirect primary.

Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, a governorship aspirant of the party, had approached the court seeking an order to restrain the party from proceeding with the direct primary.

Joined as defendants in the suit were Oshiomhole, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the inspector general of police (IGP).

According to the plaintiff, the APC constitution provides that states are at liberty to suggest the mode of primaries to the national working committee of the party and that they have suggested indirect primaries, which should be considered.

All parties in the suit had legal representation at the court session on Monday.

At the resumed session, the presiding judge, G. Umar ordered all parties in the suit to maintain status quo, or withhold from taking further action regarding the primary election, pending the hearing of the suit on Thursday.

One thought on “High Court to hear suit on Edo APC primary on June 11th

  1. Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, who climbed to the Edo State villa, four years ago, on the back of the former governor Adam Oshiomole, who is the current chairman, of the APC, appears to be out of his common-senses, as the APC constitution empowers, the national chairman, comrade Adam Oshiomole,to decide and approve, who becomes the APC-Edo State, 2020-governorship candidate in October,2020.Godwin Obaseki, tries to draw president Muhammadu Buhari, into APC internal affairs with the president,s huge and heavy responsibilities nationally, but president Buhari, can not dabble into APC internal affairs by dictating to the chairman of APC to approve Gowin Obaseki, who worked against president Muhammadu Buhari,s re-election in 2019.


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