INEC Obeys Court Order, Disqualifies Obaseki From PDP Primary
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will obey an order by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, which restrained Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ODOGWU MEDIA has learned.
INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye confirmed that the electoral commission in line with its policy on respecting court orders has resolved to respect the order by Hon. Justice E.A. Obile.
A PDP governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, had filed the suit, insisting that Obaseki did not purchase PDP form or undergo screening within the time-table schedule.
To make matters worse for the governor, ODOGWU MEDIA, had reported that Gov. Obaseki’s Rivers state counterpart, Nyesom Wike, has disengaged himself from a reconciliation meeting organised by the PDP in Edo ahead of the gubernatorial election. The aggrieved governor on Tuesday, June 23, alleged that there are some persons in the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) who are bent on bringing his name to disrepute.