PDP Appeals Ruling Sacking Ighodalo as Edo Gubernatorial Candidate

PDP Appeals Ruling Sacking Ighodalo as Edo Gubernatorial Candidate

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) filed an appeal after the court ruled against Asue Ighodalo, the party’s nominee for governor of Edo State, and dismissed him.

Samuel Anyanwu, the national secretary of the party, filed the appeal with six correspondents, including the Vice Chairman of the PDP South-South, INEC, and the People Democratic Party.

It’s reads, “The appellant being dissatisfied with the decision more particularly stated in paragraph 2 hereof and contained in the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, holden at Abuja (Coram: Ekwo, J (hereinafter referred to as “lower Court) delivered on 4th July 2024 in SUIT NO: FHC/ABJ/CS/165/2024, doth hereby appeal to the Court of Appeal upon the ground stated in.

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This appeal was filed just one week after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election in Edo State, which produced Asue Ighodalo as its candidate, was declared unlawful by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja.


Judge Ekwo ruled that the primary election at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, was conducted in a manner that contravened both the PDP principles and the requirements of the Electoral Act 2022.

As Justice Ekwo rendered a decision in a lawsuit filed by Kelvin Mohammed, he declared the primary election to be void.

He declared that it was illegal to exclude the 381 delegates, which included the plaintiffs.


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