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Sheriff Is PDP Chairman: Court Orders INEC to Recognise Only Candidates From Him

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to only recognise candidates in Ondo and Edo states endorsed by the Ali Modu Sheriff-led National Working Committee, NWC, of the party. 

The order delivered by Justice Okon Abang was upon a suit filed by two governorship aspirants of the PDP in Edo and Ondo states – Chief Benson Akingboye (Ondo) and Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma (Edo).

The ruling followed a motion on notice for interlocutory orders filed by the plaintiffs.