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Court Cancels All Primaries Of Ogun PDP

Court Cancels All Primaries Of Ogun PDP, Orders Fresh Ones Within 14 Days

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, has cancelled the Governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly primaries of the Ogun State PDP.

With the judgement, the State PDP has no candidate yet for the 2023 polls.

Justice O. Oguntoyinbo ordered the party to conduct a fresh Governorship primaries, within 14 days.

In the judgement delivered on Tuesday, Justice Oguntoyinbo, ordered that the fresh primaries must be conducted with the delegates list certified by the Independent National Elctoral Commission.

The Judge gave the order, while ruling on an application filed by Taiwo Idris, Kehinde Akala and Ayinde Monsuru, asking the court to cancel the governorship primaries, won by Honorable Ladi Adebutu.

They joined the PDP governorship candidate, a factional governorship candidate, Chief Segun Sowunmi, a governorship aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal and Bodunrin S. A. as co-defendants in the suit.

The plaintiff, among other claims, told the court on Tuesday last week, that they were not allowed to participate in the primaries.

They also claimed that a fake list of delegates was used by the State Executive committee to conduct the primaries.

Meanwhile, Ogun State PDP has called on its supporters across the State, to remain calm over the cancellation of all its 2023 polls primaries, by a Federal High Court.

The State PDP Chairman, Sikrulahi Ogundele, in a statement, shortly after the judgement, said there is no cause for alarm over the judgement.

He said the party would apply for a certified true copy of each of the judgements, and take the next line of action at the appropriate time, based on the advice of its legal team.

Ogundele was optimistic that the State PDP would overcome all the legal obstacles, and move ahead with its preparation for the 2023 polls.

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