Reprieve For Obaseki As judge Stands down case for Out-of-Court Settlement
Reprieve may be coming the way of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State as a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt this morning granted the prayers of counsels for Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama; PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, for a three-hour leave to amicably settle their differences outside the formal litigation processes.
Justice E. O. Obile, granted the prayers of Ogbeide-Ihama’s counsel, Ferdinand Orbih, on his submission to the Court that there have been moves by the parties in the suit to resolve the issues amicably.
Orbih prayed the Court to stand down the matter four hours to enable the parties to this suit tidy their terms of settlement.
Ogbeide-Ihama had earlier asked the Court to bar Obaseki from participating in the PDP governorship primary in Edo State.
Counsel for the 1st defendant, Uche Secondus and six other defendants, Emmanuel Enoidem, did not oppose the prayer of the plaintiff to settle out of Court
The judge however ordered that the parties in the suit take three hours to document their terms of settlement and inform the Court.
He thereafter adjourned the matter till 12.30pm for a contraction of hearing and possible decision on the matter.