Senator Buruji Kashamu

A high court in federal capital territory today, discharged the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to antagonized the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the gateway State.

Senator Buruji Kashamu, is the senator currently representing Ogun East and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state.

In the lawsuit, Adebutu requested that, the court should declare him the authentic candidate of the party for the March 2 governorship Election.

Ajoke Adepoju, the presiding judge, while delivering the judgement, said that, the case filed by Adebutu cannot be maintained to declare him the governorship candidate of the PDP.

Ajoke Adepoju said that, Even though, Adebutu was nominated by the national working committee (NWC) of the party, the primary election where he emerged as candidate was conducted in violation of a subsisting court judgment.

Judge Adepoju held that the PDP national working committee acted in bad faith by flouting a subsisting judgment of a federal high court which was delivered by Ibrahim Buba.

The judge added that the judgment was binding on the party and must be respected to protect the sanctity of court in the interest of the rule of law.

The judge said the national working committee cannot not conduct a valid primary election without the Ogun state chapter of the party until the judgment of the federal high court has been set aside by a higher court.

Adepoju dismissed the suit in its entirety, citing the need for sanctity and judgments of courts to be protected by parties or individuals.

With the judgment, Senator Kashamu and the candidates that emerged through the primary election which was conducted by the Adebayo Dayo-led faction remain the party’s flag-bearers for the approaching election.

Recall that, yesterday,it was reported on Adekka TV, about the call by Senator Kashamu, to his supporters to work with Adebutu in the interest of the party and await the Court judgement.

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