Don Pedro Obaseki, may not participate in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo State unless he gets a vacation judge to vacate a court order barring the Independent National Electoral Commission from accepting his name as candidate of the Accord Party.
 
Don obaseki and the Accord party were conspicuously missing in the list of 19 candidates and political parties released by INEC.
 
A factional chairman of the party, Dr. Samson Isibor, had reportedly secured a Federal High Court order barring INEC from accepting Obaseki’s name for the election.
                                                               
In another development, ahead Saturday's Okigwe North Senatorial District election, the People's Democratic Party and its candidate in the zone Chief Athan Achonu has expressed optimism he will emerge victorious in the election. 

Speaking at the grand finale of his campaign rally at Umunumo Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Chief Athan Achonu and other PDP stalwarts in the state at the Federal level said they are aware of the antics of the opposition- All Progressive Congress in the state to scuttle and rig saturday's election.
 
They urged the people of Okigwe North senatorial district to come out enmasse and vote for the candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the election. 
 
The leadership of the All progressive Grand Alliance all graced the occasion.