Court orders PDP, INEC to accept Kashamu’s delegates, candidates

Buruji Kashamu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, yesterday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP national leadership to accept list of candidates and delegates submitted by the Adebayo Dayo-led Ogun State executive committee of the party for the 2019 elections.

This followed the parallel governorship primaries held at the weekend by the Dayo-led faction, backed by Sen Buruji Kashamu, and that of the Sikirullahi Ogundele-faction supported by the national leadership of the party.

The two factions of the PDP produced Shittu Adeleke and Ladi Adebutu as governorship candidates.

The Kashamu faction had in a suit filed before the court, sought an interlocutory order directing INEC to accept or process delegates and candidates produced by the group as authentic for the next election.

Ruling on the suit, yesterday, Justice Abubakar Shittu granted an order restraining INEC from accepting or processing presidential nominees except done in compliance with court order.

Shittu granted four out of the six reliefs sought by the plaintiffs.

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