February 8, 2023

PDP REJECTS COURT ORDER FOR FRESH PRIMARIES IN OGUN, SEEKS APPEAL

The People’s Democratic Party has expressed displeasure over the Judgement of the Federal High Court for fresh primaries to be conducted in the state ahead of the 2023 General elections

This was made known in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, on Wednesday, October 5th 2022.

The statement reads ” The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, thoroughly reviewed the situation in its Ogun State Chapter, as it relates to the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta in Suit No. FHC/AB/CS/83/2022 was delivered on September 27, 2022.

The PDP is dissatisfied with the judgement of the Federal High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice O. O Oguntoyinbo, directed the Ogun State Executive of the Party to conduct a fresh primary to nominate candidates for the 2023 general elections.

In his judgement, Hon. Justice Oguntoyinbo held thus “I hereby Order that fresh primary elections be conducted by the current Ogun State Executives of the 2nd Defendant (Peoples Democratic Party) for the nomination of candidates for elective positions i.e. House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senatorial and Governorship elections within 14 days”.

After a comprehensive review and extensive consultations with party leaders and critical stakeholders, particularly in Ogun State, the NWC has resolved to appeal the Judgment.

Consequently, the NWC has directed the National Legal Adviser of the Party to commence all actions necessary to appeal the judgement.

The PDP urges all candidates of our Party in Ogun State, all critical stakeholders, Party members and our teeming supporters to remain focused and not allow themselves to be distracted as the PDP rallies Nigerians to Rescue, Rebuild and Redirect our nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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