Court stops APC from conducting Edo primaries

The Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, has stopped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from conducting its Governorship election.

According to the ruling, the court on Monday granted an order, restraining the APC and its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole from conducting any primary election in Edo State.

Till the determination of the suit on June 11, the restraining order would be in place.

A state governorship election was set to hold in September.

Six aspirants drawn from two camps are in the race for Edo APC governorship ticket.

Five of the aspirants include a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu.

Governor Obaseki on the other hand, is the sole aspirant from his faction of the party.

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