The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, aspirants for the governorship primary in Edo State, including Omoregir Ogbeide-Ihama, on today agreed to settle out of court.
Remember that the Federal High court sitting in the Rivers State, had on Tuesday restrained Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the primary election in Edo state.
Ogbeide-Ihiama had approached the court asking for the Governor, who decamped from the All Progressives Congress, APC, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party PDP should be stopped from participating in the party’s primary election.
He further argued that since Governor Godwin Obaseki was not part of the candidates screened by the National Working Committee, NWC of the party PDP initially before the date on the timetable lapsed, he should not be allowed to participate in the primary election, he said’.
However, report reaching InfoXclusive Media this Wednesday morning has it that all the parties in the Edo state PDP governorship primary election case holding in the Federal High Court, Rivers State, have agreed to settle their case out of court.
Lead Counsel to the Plaintiff, Ferdinand Orbir, according to the report, at the resumed hearing of the matter this morning, told the court that they have served all the parties to the suit as ordered by the court, the originating summons and also published the order in two national newspapers.
He, however, told the court that the parties have called for out of court settlement.
All the counsel to the defendants told the court that they did not stand against the out of court settlement.