The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over alleged “monetary inducement” of officials of the Appeal Court in the state to change a judgement it delivered on November 22, IgbereTV reports
A statement issued on Monday by the Deputy Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Harrison Omagbon, said reliable sources had revealed that some unnamed persons had set aside huge sums of money to induce the judiciary officials to change a judgement ordering INEC to drop the list of aspirants for the 2023 general elections who belong to a faction loyal to Governor Godwin Obaseki.
IgbereTV had reported on Saturday that the Edo State division of the Court of Appeal had thrown out the list of aspirants for political offices aligned with Obaseki in favour of candidates belonging to the Legacy Group led by the National Vice Chairman, South-South of the party, Chief Dan Orbih.
The judgment which was delivered on Friday had struck out an earlier suit which declared the Obaseki’s faction candidates as the authentic candidates of the PDP because of the incomplete transmission of records that made the court not to have jurisdiction over the appeal.
The statement by Omagbon which warned perpetrators of the moves to desist forthwith, reads:
“This statement is for Edo State indigenes and the general public to take note