400 DELEGATES SUE INEC, PDP, SEEK PRIMARIES NULLIFICATION
Some delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State have dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission before Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta over alleged disenfranchisement in the just concluded primaries of the party in the state.
The PDP, its governorship candidate, Oladipupo Adebutu and three governorship aspirants, Segun Showunmi, Jimi Lawal and one Abodunrin were listed as respondents in the suit which said about 400 of the ‘certified delegates’ were barred from casting their votes at the election held on June 30.
The court however granted an order for substituted service on all the parties and has fixed the return date for the 22nd of June, 2022.
The plaintiffs, Taiwo Idris, Kehinde Akala and Ayinde Monsuru among others in a suit with number FHC/AB/CS/87/22 sued for themselves and on behalf of over 400 delegates who emerged from the April 30 ward congress most of who have reportedly deposed to affidavits before the court except the delegates from Ikenne, Sagamu and Remo North Local Government Areas.
They prayed the court to nullify the governorship primary in the state.
The suit sought to get an order for PDP to conduct fresh Special State Congress where indirect primary election to choose the 2023 governorship election will be held.