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Aspirants Reject Ogun PDP Primaries Outcome, Threaten Court Action

Aggrieved Ogun state PDP aspirants for the house of assembly and national assembly in the 2023 polls have rejected the outcome of the primaries election in the state and threatened a court action.

The aspirants threatened to go to court to challenge the outcome of the primaries last Saturday in all parts of the state.

At a joint news conference held in Abeokuta, the aspirants alleged that the state executive committee headed by Sikirulahhi Ogundele, had allegedly been pocketed by a governorship aspirant, Honorable Adebutu.

Present at the news briefing were a senatorial aspirant for Ogun central, Dada Oduntan; an aspirant for the house of reps for Abeokuta south federal constituency, Toyin Hakeem Amosun, an aspirant for the Abeokuta south constituency 2, Engineer Suraj Adeyemi, and an aspirant for the house of reps for the Obafemi Owode- Odeda federal constituency, Samuel Oni.

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Others were aspirants for the Abeokuta south constituency 1 for the state house of assembly, Olanrewaju Enilolobo, Makanjuola Kazeem for the Ewekoro state constituency, and Otunba Olawale Soyode, who is aspiring for The Ifo-Ewekoro federal constituency in the house of representatives.

An aspirant, Mr. Samuel Oni, accused Ogundele of not playing the role of a chairman, adding that he failed to introduce all aspirants to the delegates.

Also, Hon. Oduntan alleged, that those parading themselves as the winners of the primaries did not participate in primaries at the designated venue, but at night in the state PDP secretariat.

Reacting to the allegations, the PDP chairman of the party, said the aspirants can not carry out a court action because they had signed an undertaking and sworn to affidavit that they will accept the outcome of the primaries in good faith.

According to him, in all political and social contests, there are bound to be winners and losers, adding that some of those who lost will be aggrieved.

Ogundele accused politicians of monetizing politics by collecting money from three or more aspirants and at the end of the day, vote for one of them.

The PDP chairman assured that all the aggrieved aspirants who lost in the primaries will be managed, to avoid losing in the 2023 polls.

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