…Ac­cord Party sues Pe­dro Obaseki in Edo

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

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.

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