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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Osun 2022: Court unsit Adeleke, affirms Babayemi as PDP candidate

An Osun High Court sitting in Ijebu-Jesa has affirmed Dotun Babayemi as the authentic gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun while demoting Ademola Adeleke, who paraded himself as the bopnafide PDP candidate 

They were two parallel primaries on Tuesday leading to the emergence of Dotun Babayemi and Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Hours later, PDP presented Ademola Adeleke as the bonafide winner 

However, A suit No:HIJ/6/2022, was instituted by Adedokun Ademola and 29 others against the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).

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Presided over by Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe, the Court in an Order of Mandatory Interim Injunction, averred that delegates that voted for Babayemi did so in compliance with the Court judgement of 22nd November 2021 and Order of Mandatory Interim Injunction of 3rd March 2022, affirming the 215 Wards Executive Officers elected then as the authentic and authorized Ward Executive Officers permitted to vote as delegates at the party governorship primaries.

Besides, the Court granted an Order of Mandatory Interim Injunction restraining the defendants/respondents from recognizing any other governorship primaries of the PDP in Osun State aside from the one that saw to the emergence of Babayemi.

The Court through an Order of Mandatory Interim Injunction has nullified all actions taken in flagrant disobedience to the judgement of,22nd November 2021, which recognized the Ward Executive Officers who produced delegates for the primaries.

Further hearing has been fixed for Wednesday,16th March 2022.

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