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Edo Politics: Omoregie Agrees To Step Down For Obaseki, Withdraws Court Case

Ogbeide-Ihiama had approached the court asking for the Governor, who just joined the PDP from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be stopped from participating in the primaries

Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama, the member representing Oredo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives¬† has reportedly agreed to step down for Godwin Obaseki, the state governor in Thursday’s PDP guber primaries.

The lawmaker also agreed to withdraw the court case he instituted against Obaseki’s candidacy later today.

Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama made the decision after all the aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary in Edo State agreed to settle out of court.

The Federal High court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, had on Tuesday restrained the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki from participating in the PDP primary election.

Ogbeide-Ihiama had approached the court asking for the Governor, who just joined the PDP from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to be stopped from participating in the primaries.

The law maker argued that since Obaseki was not part of the candidates screened by the PDP National Working Committee, NWC initially before the date on the timetable lapsed, he should not be allowed to participate in the primaries.

However, on Wednesday morning, all the parties in the Edo PDP governorship primary election case holding in the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, agreed to settle their squabbles out of court.