Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state in Nigeria and other aspirants for the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primary elections have been cleared by the court run.
They were given an affirmative nod by an Edo state high court on Tuesday, June 23, AIT reports.
The ruling was read by Justice J. O. Okeaya-Inneh who restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from stopping all aspirants who have been cleared to take part in the poll.
Justice Okeaya-Inneh said: “I find in my humble view that the applicants have satisfied the guidelines for the grant of the orders sought as enjoined in the celebrated landmark case of Kotoye v CBN (1989), 1 NWLR PT. 98, 419 at 441.”
The verdict came after a suit was filed by Felix Irioh and Tom Irehobhude.
Defendants in the suit include INEC, Dr. Tony Aziegbemi, the PDP, Andy Ikhajiangbe and Peter Akhimien.