Just in: Court orders APC to stop Primaries in Edo

Just in: Court orders APC to desist from Primaries in Edo

Benin high court orders APC to stop conducting governorship primaries in Edo state.

Following the crisis between the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State, the federal high court residing in Benin has orders the party to stop the primary election.

The court gave the order on the 8th of June to suspend the election which was set to hold on the 22nd of June.

Recall that there has been a serious loggerheads between the national chairman of the ruling party, Adams Oshiomole and the Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki.

Obaseki who is also an aspirant for the September governorship election in the state hasn’t been in good term with Oshiomole, which had led to the division within the ruling party.

The order gave by the Federal high court is to keep the primaries on hold pending the final ruling of the court on the 11th of June.

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NewsDirect reported that Six aspirants who were drawn from two camps are in the race for Edo APC governorship ticket.

Five of the aspirants, including a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Pius Odubu belong to faction of the party which is loyal to APC National Chairman Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and also seeking to unseat Governor Godwin Obaseki, who is seeking a second term in office.

Meanwhile, Obaseki had earlier expressed his confidence in the coming election saying only God can stop his re-election.

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