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Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens, EFCC Asked To Probe Jimi Lawal

Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens, EFCC Asked To Probe Jimi Lawal Over Delegates List

Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens, EFCC Asked To Probe Jimi Lawal Over Delegates List

The crisis in the Ogun State PDP is deepening, over which of its factions will have the final say on the conduct primary elections for the 2023 polls. In a fresh move, the Adebutu faction accused the party’s governorship aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal of forging the delegate list for its primaries in the state.

The faction, in its october 22 petition, asks the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intervene, by investigating Jimi Lawal over the alleged forged list.

The list which the Adebutu faction is asking EFCC to investigate, was the one which a Federal High Court, Abeokuta, based its judgement upon, to cancel all the primary election and ward congresses conducted by the Ogun State PDP Exco for the 2023 polls.

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Justice Oluwatoyin Oguntoyinbo in her judgement, had ordered that the party must conduct fresh primaries within 14 days with the delegates list in the custody of the INEC.

Apart from Jimi Lawal, the Adebutu faction also wants EFCC to investigate the alleged collusion of some INEC officials in the state and the national headquarters with Jimi Lawal, on the disputed delegates list.

The accused INEC officials, include the head of department of party monitoring in Ogun state INEC office and the director of party of election and party monitoring department at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.

Apart from the fresh petition, three factions of the party, Adebutu, Jimi Lawal and Sowunmi are still in court over the conduct of the party’s primary election for the 2023 polls

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