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Court postponed Edo primary to June 17

The Federal High Court in Benin, yesterday, adjourned hearing in the suit seeking to stop the APC from adopting the direct mode of primary to nominate the party’s governorship for Edo State to June 17.

The presiding judge, Mohammed Umar, restrained himself from hearing the matter following an appeal and application for stay of execution filed by the APC.

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The suit was filed by factional Vice Chairman of theparty, Pastor Kenneth Asekomhe and a governorship aspirant, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

Counsel to the defendants,  Roland Otaru, told the court that it lacked the jurisdiction to have urged the parties to maintain the status quo in its earlier ruling, adding that as a  result, they decided head for the Appeal Court.

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