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Court restrains Oshiomhole, APC from conducting primaries in Edo

The Federal High Court in Edo State has restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the APC from conducting any mode of primary election in the state, pending the determination of the suit filed, which is now adjourned to June 11, 2020.

In his ruling, Hon. Justice M. G. Umar, gave the order in a suit filed by Kenneth O. Asekomhe and Hon. Mathew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.

The APC, Comrade Oshiomhole, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) are defendants in the suit, which is seeking to restrain them from proceeding with the direct mode of primary election to select a candidate to fly the APC’s flag in the September gubernatorial election.

Justice Umar said: “That all parties to this suit and their privies are hereby ordered not to do anything or proceed with any action relating to or concerning the procedure to be adopted or used by the 1st defendant to conduct or hold the 1st defendant primary election coming up next as scheduled pending the hearing and determination of this suit; that all applications in this suit and the response of parties shall be heard alongside the Originating Summons.

He added “That parties are hereby directed to file and serve their responses if any to the processes served on them within 2 days from today. That the hearing of this suit is fixed for Thursday the 11th day of June, 2020 for hearing of all the applications together with the Originating Summons.”

The legal teams representing all parties in the suit were present, including that of the INEC and others.

Source: Edo State Government