…Accord Party sues Pedro Obaseki in Edo
The Edo State chapter of Accord Party (AP) has asked a Federal High Court in Benin to restrain Don Pedro Obaseki from parading himself as the candidate of the party for the September 10 governorship election in the state.
The state chairman of the party, Samson Isibor, and its embattled interim national chairman, Isaac Adeniyi, jointly instituted the case against Pedro and the contentious national leadership of the party.
The duo are also seeking an order of interlocutory injunction, restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from recognising Pedro Obaseki as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming election.
They further urged the court to restrain Lawal Muhammad Nalado and Nureni Adisa, from parading themselves as the national executive committee officers of the party.
In an affidavit in support of the motion on notice, Isibor alleged that Nalado and Adisa were removed from office as national chairman and secretary of the party on July 29, 2011.
He also alleged that Pedro Obaseki was not a member of the party.