Council poll: Peoples Democratic Party withdraws from race in Ogun state

The Ogun State Chapter of  the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)  has withdrawn from the local government council elections scheduled to hold July 24(Saturday) across the state.

Penpushing reports that, Chairman of the opposition party, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele, made this known  in a statement explaining  that the decision was in line to a judgment of an Ogun State High Court, in a suit between him and the electoral body.

The party boss, it is recalled  had  dragged the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission(OGSIEC) to court for  allegedly supporting a faction of the party to destablise the party in the state.

“Sequel to the judgement of the Ogun State High Court, Isabo in suit no M/55/2021 between Sikirulai Ogundele VS OGSIEC, affirming the consent judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja as delivered on 22nd June, 2021, the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the able Chairmanship of Alh (Dr) Sikirulai Ogundele hereby make the following pronouncement

“That consequence upon the said judgement in suit M/55/2021, Ogun State PDP withdraws its participation in the Ogun State Local Government Election which is scheduled for Saturday 24th July, 2021.

“That all candidates of the party who have been earlier screened by the party to contest in the LG election and all our teeming party members and loyal supporters are enjoined to remain calm and sustain their confidence in the leadership of the party.”

Penpushing further reports that, in response to the allegation, the Chairman Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), Babatunde Osibodu, distanced himself from the allegation, arguing that  he handed over the forms of the party to the faction with the authentic documents.:

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