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Court Fixes Dec 1 For Judgment On Ogun PDP Gov Candidacy 

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja has fixed December 1, 2022 for judgment on the 2023 governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.

Justice Ekwo fixed the date after taking arguments from parties.

At the centre of the dispute are Jimi Lawal and Oladipupo Adebutu, both governorship aspirants of the PDP who laid claim and counter claim to the ticket.

Lawal, who contested the May 25 governorship primary of the PDP, had challenged the emergence of Adebutu, alleging that unlawful and invalid delegates list was fraudulently used by the party to conduct the election.

Among others, Lawal had prayed that the purported primary of May 25 be cancelled and another be conducted with the authentic adhoc delegates.

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However, Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in his judgment delivered on July 29 declined to hear the suit of Lawal on merit on the grounds that the primary was a domestic affair of any political party and dismissed the suit.

The Supreme Court subsequently on November 21 ordered the Federal High Court to hear on merit, the suit instituted against PDP and Adebutu by Lawal.

Justice Ibrahim Saulawa of the apex court ordered speedy hearing into the suit after holding that the Federal High Court has jurisdiction to entertain the case.

At the day’s proceedings, Justice Ekwo, in compliance with the Supreme Court order, heard the case expeditiously in view of the fact that the case would lapse by December 2.

Justice Ekwo said he will deliver judgment in the suit on December 1, 2022.

Kayode Oyero

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