The Edo Judiciary Denies Barring Orbih and 10 other people from Attending the National Convention.
NewsReport gathered that the Edo State Judiciary has denied a rumor that one of its judges barred the National Vice Chairman, South-South, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Osi Orbih, a member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Ogbeide Ihama, and others from attending the party’s National Convention scheduled for October 30 and 31.
The state judiciary clarified that there was no iota of truth in the media and internet publications in a disclaimer dated October 23, 2021, with Ref. No. EDJ/PRO.2021/Vol.11/130 issued and signed by the Chief Registrar, Mr. H. O. Osawaru.
“The attention of the Edo State Judiciary has been drawn to publications by some media outlets and online news publications to the effect that an Edo State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice J. O. Okeaya-Inneh retrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP) Chief Dan Orbih and the State Secretary of the Party, Hilary Otsu, and others from participating in the parties.
He continued: “Let it be stated for record purposes that no such restraining order was issued by Hon. Justice J. O. Okeaya-Inneh. The applicants were only ordered to place the Respondents on Notice and leave was granted to the claimants/applicants to serve the originating process on the PDP outside the jurisdiction of the court and a further leave was granted to the Applicant to serve the originating process by substituted means. The enrollment order which the media houses based their publication on did not place a restraining order on anyone.”
Osawaru said that the disclaimer was necessary as the publications were false narratives with deliberate intention to mislead the unsuspecting public that Orbih, Ogbiede-Ihama, Chief Hillary Otsu, and others were retrained by the High Court from attending, participating, and voting at the main opposition party’s convention scheduled for next weekend.