Ogun PDP Finally Appeals Judgement Cancelling Its Primary Elections
People's Democratic Party (PDP) logo seen on display in Enugu, Nigeria November 22, 2018. Picture taken November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde - RC11E1EA97E0

Ogun PDP Finally Appeals Judgement Cancelling Its Primary Elections

Ogun PDP Finally Appeals Judgement Cancelling Its Primary Elections

Ogun State PDP has finally filed an appeal against the September 27 judgement of a Federal High Court, Abeokuta.

The court in the judgement had cancelled all the primaries conducted by the Ogun State PDP to elect its candidates for the 2023 polls.

Justice Oluwatoyin Oguntoyinbo in the judgement also ordered the party to conduct fresh primary elections within 14 days which expired on Tuesday.

The State PDP Publicity Secretary, Bankole Akinloye told a Rockcity FM correspondent that an appeal has been filed before a Federal High Court, ahead of the expiration of the 14 day deadline.

According to Akinloye, the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, will hear the appeal this week.

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He said that the Party’s State Executive Committee has already served the court which issued the deadline, a proof of notice of appeal against the judgement.

The PDP spokesman explained that the electoral act 2022 gives  political parties 180 days within which to sort out all matters arising from the conduct of their primaries.

Bankole said that in the case of Ogun State PDP, the allowed 180 days started running from May 25 and will lapse on November 25.

Some of the delegates who were aggrieved over the conduct of the primaries conducted last May, had gone to a Federal High Court, Abeokuta, complaining that fake delegates list was used for the conduct of the primaries.

Justice Oguntoyinbo in her ruling, ordered that the delegates list authenticated by the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the fresh primaries.

But the State PDP instead of conducting the fresh primaries opted to challenge the judgement.

The State PDP has assured supporters that all its candidates will still participate in the 2023 polls in the state.

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