Edo State Election: Court Upholds Ighodalo’s PDP Primary Victory, Dismisses Legal Cases


In a significant development for the Edo State gubernatorial race, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed two separate suits challenging the emergence of Asue Ighodalo as the winner of the February 22 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State. The court ruled that the plaintiffs lacked the legal standing to file the suits.

The plaintiffs had contested the delegates’ list used for the primary election, seeking to restrain the PDP and other defendants from using the list for the primary election. However, Justice Ekwo found that the plaintiffs did not demonstrate how they were directly affected by the primary election, nor did they establish any wrongdoing during the election process.

This ruling solidifies Ighodalo’s position as the PDP candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State. The court’s decision is seen as a victory for Ighodalo and the PDP, allowing them to focus on the forthcoming election campaign without the legal challenges posed by these suits.

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