The Supreme court will, on Wednesday determine the fate of the two People’s Democratic Party, PDP guber candidate in the forthcoming Ogun State governorship elections, on the on the appeal filed by the national leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Both faction have remained unbending in their bid to fly the flag of the party at the poll on Saturday, March 9, 2019
The party is challenging the decision of the Federal High Court, and the Appeal court, ordering the acceptance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the list of candidates submitted by the faction of the party in Ogun State loyal to Buruji Kashamu.
Mr Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East district of the state, currently holds the governorship ticket of the party by virtue of favourable court judgments in the face of a strong resistance from the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
PDP’s NWC is backing a member of the House of Representatives, Ladi Adebutu, whose fate hangs in the balance following the rejection of his name by the INEC after the court ruled that the Bayo Dayo-led faction, who produced Mr Kashamu as its candidate, is the authentic faction.
The appeal, on which judgment would be delivered on Tuesday, was filed by the national leadership of the party backing Mr Adebutu, contesting the order of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, which enforced the subsisting judgment of the court in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/636/2016.