Court Dismisses Jimi Lawal Suit, Three Others Against Adebutu, Ogun PDP
The Supreme Court has dismissed all the four applications filed against the Ogun State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Honorable Ladi Adebutu by Otunba Jimi Lawal.
The applications were filed by a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal, as well as an aggrieved PDP ward delegates, Tayo Olabode and others. To challenge the conduct and outcome of the Ogun State primaries for the 2023 polls.
They were all asking the apex court to revoke the judgements which were in favour of Honorable Ladi Adebutu.
Justice Kudirat Kekere Ekun reading the judgement of a five member panel on Tuesday, ruled that Olabode and others delegates, have no legal rights to challenge the conduct and outcome of the primaries.
According to the apex court, Olabode and other aggrieved delegates could not challenge the outcome of the primaries because they were not aspirants in the primaries.
In the case of Jimi Lawal’s appeal, the supreme court dismissed his petition that the originating summons was not properly served on him.
Justice Kekere Ekun ruled that the petition failed since he participated in all court’s proceedings in the application from the beginning to the end.
The court dismissed all the appeals, following the withdrawal of the applications by the counsels of the applicants.