Federal High Court Abuja Invalidates PDP Primary Election Result in Edo

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday invalidated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election that declared Asue Ighodalo as the party’s candidate for the upcoming governorship election in Edo State.

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Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his judgment, ruled that the PDP primary held on Feb. 22 did not comply with the Electoral Act, 2022, the guidelines for the poll, and the party’s constitution.

The judge highlighted that the evidence presented by the PDP was insufficient (Exhibit PDP 1) and criticized the process as manufactured by returning officers without proper adherence to electoral procedures. He noted the exclusion of 381 delegates, including the plaintiffs, which he deemed contrary to legal provisions.

Justice Ekwo also noted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), though appearing in the suit, did not file any processes but expressed willingness to abide by the court’s decision.

“The case of the plaintiffs succeeds on merit,” Justice Ekwo concluded.

The lawsuit, filed by three ad-hoc delegates on behalf of 378 others, contested the exclusion of delegates loyal to impeached deputy governor Philip Shaibu from participating in the primaries.

This ruling marks a significant development ahead of the Edo governorship election, impacting the PDP’s candidate selection process.

Adeniyi Ogunfowoke, The Naija247news
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