Ogun 2023: PDP candidates threaten to go to court , If Party fails to act according to results

Candidates that emerged at the  primaries into the Ogun State House of Assembly and the National Assembly, in Ogun State on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, threatened to go to court if attempt is made to illegally substitute their names.

The candidate disclosed this yesterday during a press conference, held at the Press Centre, Iwe Iroyin house, Abeokuta, the state capital.

The candidates, who alleged that some interest in the party, were trying to perpetrate injustice, are Dada Oduntan, who emerged as the candidate for the Ogun Central Senatorial District, Akeem Amosun for Abeokuta South Federal Constituency and Olawale Soyode for Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency

Others are Samuel Abiodun, who emerged for Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal Constituency, Olanrewaju Enilolobo for Abeokuta South 1 Constituency, Surajudeen Adeyemi, Abeokuta South II and Makanjuola Daniel of Ewekoro State Constituency.

Addressing journalists on behalf of other candidates, Amosun, said they were dully elected by delegates at the designated venue scheduled by the PDP

According to Amosun, the exercises, were  monitored by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security operatives including the police, Directorate of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC).

He said they were all amazed, what they heard when the names of PDP candidates, were announced and the names were different from transpired at the venues of the primaries.

Amosun, who displayed the schedule of the primary and the centres, said they would resist any attempt, to substitute their names, to a logical level.

He said, “We are the authentic candidates elected by authentic delegates at the authentic venues. We shall resist any attempt to do otherwise. We are using this medium to alert the National Secretariat of the party. We shall not hesitate to go to court, if the party failed to act according to the results, that we obtained from the primary.”

Amosun added that it was a rude shock to them when they heard that much later in the evening of Monday after they had long concluded their primaries at the the designated places as approved by the party and INEC, another set of candidates who never followed the party guidelines were said to have also emerged for same offices at another primaries held at the state secretariat of the party.

Hon Samuel Olufemi Abiodun who was said to have emerged as the party candidate for Abeokuta North/Odeda/Obafemi-Owode federal constituency disclosed that the root of the illegalities being perpetrated by the party could allegedly easily be traced to Hon Ladipupo Adebutu who he said has hijacked the party.

Hon Samuel Olufemi Abiodun said “we however know where the problem is coming from, it is Hon Ladipupo Adebutu that is causing all these things. He has hijacked the leadership of the party from Hon Sukurullahi Ogundele, the Chairman of the party but we have resolved to go to court if our grievances is not attended to by the party. "We won’t accept these illegalities."

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