The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship hopeful in Ogun State, Otunba Jimi Lawal has expressed optimism that he is going to win the re-run of the party as ordered by the Federal High Court, in Abeokuta.
Penpushing reports Lawal who challenged the previous controversial primary of the party and won the case in court, expressed confidence on Saturday, while addressing supporters and delegates of the party in Ogun Central Senatorial District at a meeting held in Abeokuta, ahead of the forthcoming re-run.
The banker turned politician expressed willingness and readiness to lock horns with any of the aspirants who makes himself available for the contest, and urged the delegates to remain firm and disregard all the lies being peddled by those who are afraid of a free and fair contest.
Penpushing further reports that, Lawal explained that all party members on the authentic delegates list are bonafide members of the party who have the right under the party’s constitution to exercise their voting rights.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) advised the delegates to be wary of desperate politicians who do not mean well for the people, urging them to be committed towards fighting a just course.
“You have a right and a duty to demand for the rerun to be held so that the party can field candidates in all the 26 House of Assembly positions, nine House of Representatives, three senatorial positions and the governorship position’, he said.
‘To do otherwise will be to jeopardize the chances of the party in the 2023 election. If they say they are popular, they should come for the rerun; whoever carries the day will be supported by all and sundry,” Lawal emphasised.
Penpushing also reports that,it is recalled that, a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Tuesday nullified all the primary elections conducted on May 25, 2022 by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, and ordered the party to conduct another primary within the next 14 days.
The Federal High Court in the same vein, in the judgement barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising Hon. Ladi Adebutu as the Governorship candidate of the party in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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