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Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Celestialsword: 11:34am On May 27
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed a suit by the impeached Deputy Governor of Edo, Phillip Shaibu, seeking to nullify the Feb. 22 governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which produced Asue Ighodalo as its candidate.

Justice James Omotosho, in a judgment, held that Shaibu lacked the locus standi (legal right) to challenge the outcome of the primary on the grounds that he did not fully participate in the primary.

Justice Omotosho also held that the impeached deputy governor was not equally present at the venue of the primary the day it was held.

The judge further held that the suit by Shaibu was premature because he failed to exhaust the internal dispute resolution mechanism of the party before heading to court.

He said that as a member of the PDP, he was bound by the rules and regulations of the party, which require an aggrieved aspirant at a primary to first approach the party’s appeals committee before filing a suit in court.

He held that there was sufficient evidence to show that Ighodalo actually won the primary.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2024/05/edo-court-dismisses-shaibus-plea-to-nullify-ighodalos-candidacy/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1D5QsXbbU08UqDLRHQU61Y1-9KPYsnWFr20zAlmZmXjrzdIZOl8o8nR9M_aem_ATzG2a4KrRnFAXiXG-TRjOPFP1-cKJkicJ1xLrkBKSsb8Wwy6pyAHE2IoQeE_xBy6ktSj9kwaV_2socCX

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by helinues: 12:03pm On May 27
This one just dey lose everywhere.

Loosing no dey tired him?

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by OmotolaDeniro(f): 12:33pm On May 27
Ighodalo is the incoming governor Ladies and gentlemen

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by press9jatv: 12:39pm On May 27
Celestialsword:


Justice James Omotosho of a Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the suit by a former Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shuaibu, challenging the emergence of Mr Asuen Ighodalo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State.

Justice Omotosho, in a judgment delivered on Monday, dismissed the suit for lacking in merit.

According to the judgment, Shuaibu lacked the necessary legal authority to file the suit having not participated in the February 22 primary election of the PDP that produced Ighodalo as candidate.


The court stressed that participation in an election is key to contest the outcome of an election, adding that being an aspirant in a primary election goes beyond the purchase of nomination and expression of interest forms.

The judge pointed out that a person should be clothed with “locus standi” to initiate a suit against a primary election, adding that the said aspirant must be screened and cleared by the party and must be physically present at the venue of the primary election.

“It is not whether he purchased form but whether he participated” Omotosho said, adding that evidence before him showed that the plaintiff was rather at a parallel primary.

Faulting the case of Shuaibu further, the court held that the plaintiff did not meet the conditions precedent for initiating the case as he had rushed to court without exhausting laid down procedures and instruments for resolving electoral matters as provided by law.

It was the position of the court that Shuaibu ought to have first presented his case before the PDP Guber Election Appeal Committee before filing his suit at the court.

“The suit of the plaintiff is premature, hence the court declines jurisdiction,” the court held.

Justice Omotosho held that the plaintiff lacked the necessary legal authority to file the suit, “his case is hereby dismissed”.

Details later…


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Shaibu will continue to lose his cases in Edo State politics. As it stands today, Shaibu is a paperweight politician

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Paraman: 12:40pm On May 27
So Jimoh Ibrahim will also lose the case against Aiyedatiwa. Jimoh Ibrahim ought to have first presented his case before the APC Guber Election Appeal Committee before filing his suit at the court.
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by fergie001: 1:44pm On May 27
I remember saying it on this thread...... Shaibu knew himself Otilo....
https://www.nairaland.com/8008929/philip-shaibu-been-elected-pdp

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by fergie001: 1:46pm On May 27
Paraman:
So Jimoh Ibrahim will also lose the case against Aiyedatiwa. Jimoh Ibrahim ought to have first presented his case before the APC Guber Election Appeal Committee before filing his suit at the court.
Before nko?

His case is even a pre-primary election suit and the Court has no power to jump into the internal affairs of a political party.

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by ChizzyBuna(m): 1:49pm On May 27
Ok
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by thatsleepboy1: 1:50pm On May 27
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by cyojunior1(m): 1:50pm On May 27
Nonsensical
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by BigYash: 1:51pm On May 27
Shaibubu no dey hear word..
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by illuminutty: 1:52pm On May 27
LP ti take over...

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by dibunotion(m): 1:53pm On May 27
Edo no be Lagos
Edo no be Kano
But Edo resemble Rome
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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Celestialsword: 1:53pm On May 27
helinues:
This one just dey lose everywhere.

Loosing no dey tired him?
he miscalculated his political moves from the onset,it would have flavoured him if he had moved to another party
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Ofunaofu: 1:53pm On May 27
Shaibu no dey hear word

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by rayvelez(m): 1:54pm On May 27
fergie001:

Before nko?

His case is even a pre-primary election suit and the Court has no power to jump into the internal affairs of a political party.
Most of these politicians are just ignorant and illiterate smh and they don’t even learn from previous court cases.
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by fergie001: 1:55pm On May 27
rayvelez:

Most of these politicians are just ignorant and illiterate smh and they don’t even learn from previous court cases.
They know but lawyers must chop nah .....

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Awoh55: 1:55pm On May 27
Former deputy governor arrest is coming for him.
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Ofunaofu: 1:55pm On May 27
OmotolaDeniro:
Ighodalo is the incoming governor Ladies and gentlemen

Fact!

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Flame333: 1:55pm On May 27
Bad market for the comrade
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Emma1Oj(m): 1:56pm On May 27
Shaibu desperation is too much..

Abah, he should relax.

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by phemmie06(m): 1:56pm On May 27
All na for selfish interest how I wish PDP should win and Obaseki is treated as rag

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Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Pastoshizzy(m): 1:57pm On May 27
Power hungry b×××ches.

Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by adioolayi(m): 1:57pm On May 27
"He did not fully participate in the primary "


Nigeria sef grin grin grin
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by WantsandMore: 1:58pm On May 27
fergie001:
I remember saying it on this thread...... Shaibu knew himself Otilo....
https://www.nairaland.com/8008929/philip-shaibu-been-elected-pdp
crazy maneuver, how comes Shuaibu missed out...
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by Oakenshield: 1:59pm On May 27
Edo governor's are wonderfully made chai since 1999.
I am seeing a new pattern in Ebonyi
Re: Edo: Court upholds Ighodalo as PDP Candidate, dismisses Philip Shaibu's suit by jude33084(m): 2:00pm On May 27
undecided

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