A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital has nullified all the primary elections conducted by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in choosing candidates for the 2023 general elections in the State.
The Presiding Judge, Justice O.O Oguntoyinbo, has therefore called for a rerun of the primaries within fourteen days.
The court ruled that all the primaries conducted didn’t follow the principles of the Electoral act.
The court also barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising Hon. Ladi Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
The party had on May 25 conducted the primary election which produced Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the party.
A governorship aspirant, Jimi Lawal, had approached the Court challenging the delegate list used during the primary by the Sikirulahi Ogundele faction of the party and held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.
Other candidates had also approached the Court to challenge the authenticity of the Sikirulahi Ogundele-led state executive of the party in the state.
The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Akinloye Bankole said, the party would study the judgement before any action is taken.