Legal Challenges Over Ighodaro’s PDP Candidacy in Edo Gubernatorial Race Dismissed by Court


Federal High Court Judge strikes down challenges to PDP’s Edo Gubernatorial Primary election result.

The court ruled that the plaintiffs lacked the legal standing to challenge the primary election, emphasizing their failure to demonstrate a significant personal interest justifying the nullification of the process.

The first suit, identified as FHC/ABJ/CS/195/2024, was initiated by Adizetu Umoru, while the second suit, labeled FHC/ABJ/ACS/196/2024, was filled by Moses Alabi and Christopher Oboarer.

These plaintiffs targythe Independent National Electoral Cou(INEC), the PDP, and specific party officials, including Umar Damagu (acting national chairman), Setonji Koshoedo, and the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) and National Executive Cou(NEC), as defendants.

Each of the three plaintiffs , through separate motions filed on February 19, sought a temporary court order to halt the use of the list of ward congress held on February 4 for the PDP’s primary election in Edo State, scheduled for February 22 or any other date, until the main suit was heard and determined.

However, Justice Ekwo concluded that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate how their individual interests were impacted by the primary election. Specifically, the judge noted the absence of evidence regarding their eligibility to party in the election or any wrongdoing during the process.

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