By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
The Edo State High court sitting in Benin City has restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih and the State Secretary of the party, Hilary Otsu from participating in the forthcoming convention of the party scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021.
Justice Joy Okeaya-Inneh gave the interim injunction, yesterday, in a motion ex-parte filed by Chief Idehen Manfred Ekundayo, Mr. Stanley Iduoze and Odior Omadimhe (Claimants) in the suit marked B/218/os/2021.
The court listed Hon. Samuel Saiki, Vincent Ekpomhoriri Umoru, Leslie Ebozoje, David Okoh Aigbodion (also known as Arizona) and Abdulkareem Kassim as Defendants in the suit.
Others are Kayode Ogunubi, Omoregie Ogbeide Ihama (House of Representatives member representing Oredo Federal Constituency), Mr. Oduwa Igbinosun and Mr. Friday Enaruna, excluding the PDP, which was also listed as 12th defendant in the suit.
Justice Okeaya-Inneh restrained the first to 11 defendants from attending, participating or voting at the National Convention of the 12th defendant to elect members of its National Working Committee (NWC) or any other governing body during its convention on October 30 and 31, pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The court also granted “an order of interim injunction, directing the 12th defendant its servants, officers, agents or otherwise whosoever to deny admittance to the 1st-11th defendants at the convention pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.