Federal High Court refuses application by Obaseki to stop Edo APC primary, sets hearing for Thursday

The Federal High Court in Benin City has again refused to grant an interim injunction filed by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his allies asking the court to restrain the All Progressives Congress from conducting its primary election set for the 22nd of June in the state.

In his ruling, the Judge who acknowledged the urgency and sensitivity of the matter refused the request of Obaseki’s legal representatives to grant an ex-parte order. Instead, the Judge set a full hearing for Thursday, June 11.

The Thursday hearing, according to the Judge, will allow the court to properly examine the merits of the case and provide a chance for all parties involved to argue their case before a verdict is delivered.

The Judge also ordered that the status quo should be maintained by all parties pending the hearing on Thursday.

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