Supreme Court dismisses Edo PDP faction’s suit

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The Supreme Court, on Friday, ended the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo with the dismissal of an appeal filed by the Dan Orbhi-led faction.

The suit is seeking a court order to authenticate the ad hoc delegate elections conducted by Mr Orbhi’s faction and to invalidate another one conducted by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s faction.

In a judgment by Justice Emmanuel Agim, the apex court held that the issue of leadership by political parties is an internal affair, with the courts having no jurisdiction.

In the appeal marked SC/CV/979/2022, filed by Monday Osagie, the Supreme Court said it lacked merit because it is not justiciable.

Mr Agim, who delivered the unanimous judgment, asked political parties to always adhere strictly to their guidelines, rules and regulations to promote genuine democracy.

Messrs Obaseki and Orbhi have been at each other’s throats over who controls the party in Edo.