Edo Primary Election: PDP Vows To Appeal Court Ruling

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, expressed determination to appeal a recent court verdict that invalidated its primary election in Edo State.

The Federal High Court in Abuja had on Thirsday nullified the primary election that took place on February 22, which resulted in the emergence of Asue Ighodalo as the party’s candidate.

The court’s decision was based on the grounds that 378 delegates were unlawfully excluded from the primary election.

However, the PDP has downplayed the ruling, describing it as a minor setback. Chairman of the party’s National Campaign Council for the Edo State Election, Ahmadu Fintiri, expressed confidence that the party remains in the race to win, citing the impressive performance of the outgoing Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

Fintiri urged council members to remain steadfast, assuring them that the party will approach the court of appeal to overturn the verdict.

“There is a little setback, temporarily. God will see us through it. This is what will not stand in the court of law, particularly that we will be approaching the court of appeal,” Fintiri said.

“Referring to the three days, I mean, three days ago’s court judgment, anybody who peruses and looks through the entire process, you know that is a child’s play. And that shouldn’t deter us.”

He expressed optimism that justice will be served in the higher court. The PDP’s determination to appeal the ruling sets the stage for a legal battle that could potentially shape the outcome of the Edo State election