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Osun Gubernatorial Race: Court Affirms Adeleke As PDP Candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has affirmed Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke as Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun. Delivering the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel said Dotun Babayemi did not participate in the primary election. OSUN DEFENDER recalls that the PDP during…”
Olamide
May 18, 2022 12:31 pm

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has affirmed Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke as Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Osun.

Delivering the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel said Dotun Babayemi did not participate in the primary election.

OSUN DEFENDER recalls that the PDP during its governorship primary election on March 8th, held parallel primaries in the state.

In one of the primaries held at the Osogbo city stadium, under the supervision of deputy governor of Bayelsa, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, as chairman, Sen. Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke was declared the winner.

In another primaries, held at WOCDIF, Dotun Babayemi was declared the winner.

In a list of candidates later released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Adeleke was recognised as duly elected candidate to fly the flag of the PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

It was on this that Babayemi approached court to challenge the submission and nomination of Adeleke by the PDP to INEC and the validity of the primaries conducted at stadium against the one conducted at WOCDIF.

Details shortly…..

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