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Again, Court Affirms Adebutu Ogun PDP Guber Candidate

Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu
Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu

December 01, (THEWILL) – The Federal High Court, Abuja, has affirmed the election of Oladipupo Adebutu, as the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in next year’s governorship election in Ogun State.

The plaintiff, Jimi Adebisi Lawal, had in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/773/22, sued the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Adebutu.

Lawal, who was an aspirant for the party’s ticket in the state, had filed his suit to challenge the emergence of Adebutu as the PDP governorship candidate for Ogun.

He alleged that an unlawful delegates list was used by the party to conduct its election.

Lawal had prayed, among others, that the purported primary election of 25 May be cancelled and another be conducted with the authentic ad-hoc delegates.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Thursday, dismissed the suit for being incompetent and lacking in merit.

The court held that Lawal failed to provide reliable and credible evidence to support his case.