March 29, 2020

Edo 2020: Court bars PDP from conducting LGA congresses

Crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party arising from the conduct of its Ward congresses last week has deepened following an interim injunction granted by an Edo State High Court barring the party from conducting congresses.

The court sitting in Ekpoma and presided over by Justice Joy Okeaya-lnneh granted the order filed by a former member of Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Eruanga Gallant, Victor Idiakheoa and Jide Obalowoshe.

Justice Okeaya-Inneh restrained the PDP from conducting the Local government congresses scheduled to hold this Saturday across the 18 local government areas of the state.

The court order also restrained the PDP and INEC from announcing, publishing and recognising the ward congresses results earlier conducted by the party.

Justice Okeaya-Inneh held that the applicants have satisfied the guidelines for the grant of the order sought as enjoined in the landmark case of Kotoye vs CBN (1989).

The hearing of the case was adjourned to 24th of February.

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