Court of Appeal Upturns Ekwo’s Judgment on Edo PDP Delegates Congress

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By Reporter

The Court of Appeal has upturned Justice I. E. Ekwo  judgment on Edo People’s Democratic Party, PDP, delegates congress that upheld the congress that was conducted by the pro Chief Dan Osi Orbih’s faction.

Today, July 25, 2022, the Court of Appeal Abuja, held that ad-hoc delegates election of the Edo PDP remains part of the domestic affairs of the party for which the court cannot interfer under pre-election litigation.

He submitted that the trial judge erred in his judgment.

The Court in upholding the appeal in favour of the Appellants, pro National Working Committee of PDP, said:

“We cannot go against our earlier decisions in Kano and Edo State”, and therefore ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognised candidates that were conducted by the NWC of the PDP.

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