Obaseki’s Group Floors Orbih’s Faction At Supreme Court
Paschal Njoku, ABUJA
The Supreme Court has declared candidates who emerged from the primaries conducted by the Governor Godwin Obaseki faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state as validly elected candidates in the forthcoming general elections.
Consequently, the apex court has set aside the judgment of the Appeal Court, which was in favour of candidates belonging to the Legacy Group of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state led by the National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih.
By the decision of the Supreme Court, candidates who emerged from the ward to national primaries conducted by the Obaseki faction of the Edo PDP will be fielded for elective positions.
Wednesday’s judgment, which delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, has brought an end to the protracted legal feud over, which of the two factions is in control of the state chapter of the party.
The battle for the soul of PDP in Edo state between Obaseki and Orbih assumed another dimension when the two factions presented two different list of aspirants to the Independent National Electoral Commission following parallel primaries conducted by the two groups.