Senator Buruji Kashamu has revealed that he remained the Ogun State governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in spite of the Appeal Court decision of Tuesday.
A 3 man board of Ibadan division of Appeal Court directed by Justice A.B. Bada had in a decision conveyed yesterday put away the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta which confirmed the legitimacy of the official of a group of the Ogun State section which presented Kashamu & different aspirants.
While talking through his representative Austin Oyinokor asserted that the Court of Appeal did not announced Honorable Oladipupo Adebutu or anybody as the Governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.
He said this wasn’t the appeal of PDP, the petitioner in the issue & such an appeal couldn’t have been accepted.
“The Court specifically held that it was not a pre-election matter where the nomination of candidates is in issue since the matter was filed by the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Ogun State PDP and not aspirants.”
“Having held that it was not a pre-election matter, the Court of Appeal could not have made a pronouncement on the validity or otherwise of the nomination of candidates for the 2019 general election.”
“What is more, the 25th of October, 2018 letter written by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) emphatically stated that its decision to accept the list of candidates submitted by the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Exco was predicated on three court suits, namely FHC/L/CS/636/2016, FHC/L/CS/1556/2017 and FHC/AB/CS/114/2018. It is only the interlocutory orders in FHC/AB/CS/114/2018 that were set aside.”