A Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State Capital, on Monday, June 8, has granted an order restraining the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its national chairman from conducting any primary election in Edo State ahead of the state governorship election in September, pending the determination of the suit before it.
APC faction loyal to governor Obaseki has been at loggerheads with the national leadership of the party over the choice of the primary ahead of the governorship election in the state.
INEC has fixed September this year for the governorship election in the state, but Political watchers say the success of the election is dependent on how political parties manage their primaries.
For months now, there has been no love lost between Governor Godwin Obaseki and the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, a development political analysts say affect the chances of the party in the state.
Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday displayed certificates of all the six governorship aspirants seeking the party’s ticket ahead of the September 19 Edo State governorship election.
The credentials of Governor Godwin Obaseki and five other aspirants, who have bought, completed and submitted the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms on display include Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
These credentials were on display at both the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja and the Edo State chapter office in Benin.
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