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Court dismisses suits seeking Ighodalo’s disqualification as PDP governorship candidate in Edo



Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed two separate suits challenging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s primary election that produced Asue Ighodalo as the party’s governorship candidate in Edo State.

The judge in his ruling held that the plaintiffs lacked locus standi (legal right) to institute the action.

The first suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/195/2024 was filed by Adizetu Umoru while the second suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/196/2024 was filed by Moses Alabi and Christopher Oboarer.

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The plaintiffs listed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PDP, its acting national chairman, Umar Damagum, the National Working Committee (NWC), and its National Executive Committee (NEC) as respondents in the suit.

The plaintiffs in their separate ex-parte motions dated and filed February 19 sought an order restraining the respondents from using the list of ward congresses held on February 4, for the purpose of conducting the PDP’s primary in Edo State pending the hearing and determination of the main suit.

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