Edo 2024: PDP primary intact, Ighodalo not disqualified —TAMO

Barrister Asue Ighodalo

Edo 2024: PDP primary intact, Ighodalo not disqualified —TAMO


Contrary to the widely misleading news reports of Thursday and even Friday morning, the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which held on February 22, 2024 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium has not been annulled or cancelled. More importantly, Dr Asue Ighodalo, who emerged victorious as the party’s candidate from the exercise has not been disqualified. The Team Asue Media Organization (TAMO) made the clarification on Friday evening.

TAMO in a statement in Benin City, said “according to the Certified True Copy (CTC) of the ruling by the Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/165/2024, the judge did not at any point in the ruling make mention of disqualifying Ighodalo or nullifying the February 22 primary election of the PDP.

“The counsel to the plaintiffs, Adaze Emwanta, who left the court room yesterday while the ruling was still on to address the press, claiming that the honourable court had disqualified Ighodalo and annulled the primary election, completely misled an entire nation and all media houses, both electronic and print, an act which has been described by sundry legal practitioners as reckless and reprehensible professional conduct.

“With the CTC now made public, the lies and propaganda of opposition parties have been short circuited.”

“We call on all political parties to eschew propaganda and peddling lies and concentrate on selling their candidates and what he has to offer Edo people. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in particular, must wean itself of promoting lies and propaganda against the candidate of the PDP, Dr Asue Ighodalo.
” It bears restating here that opposition parties are doing everything to just distract the high flying candidate of the PDP, Dr Asue Ighodalo, who is the darling of the people. He is not deterred. He is keenly focused on his dream for Edo State.

“Ighodalo remains unruffled by the propaganda and is focused on selling his message of ‘The Pathway to prosperity for all’ to the people of Edo State. He has vowed not to be distracted by the machinations of enemies of democracy,” TAMO concluded.