The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has adjourned further hearing in the suit filed by two allies of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State against the direct mode adopted by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the June 22 primary for Edo 2020 election to Thursday.
Naija News reports that the suit resumed on Tuesday despite the resignation of the Edo State Governor from the APC after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
This online news platform recalls that the APC National Working Committee (NWC) had earlier disqualified Governor Obaseki from the Edo APC Primary on the ground of “defective qualifications.”
Justice Morenike Ogunwomiju, the Presiding Judge, who was accompanied by Justices Sam Oseji and Moore Adumein, adjourned further hearing in the suit till Thursday,
On May 21, the APC NWC declared that the Edo APC governorship primary election would be by direct mode while Obaseki’s allies are pushing for indirect mode.
The suit with reference number: CA/B/128/2020, has the APC and its National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former Governor of Edo state as appellants while the respondents are the factional Edo Deputy Chairman of APC, Kenneth Asekomhe; and one of the governorship aspirants on the party’s platform, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, who were expelled from APC by the NWC over alleged anti-party activities last week as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).