30th October, 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally recognised the list of candidates for the 2019 general elections submitted to it by the Mr Adebayo Dayo led State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ogun State and sent orders of letter to the Federal High Court in the state.
The Commission, in its order to the Federal High Court stated that it had received the list of candidates for the governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections from the committee, which is believed to be loyal to Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East Senatorial District of Ogun State at the National Assembly.
In a letter dated October 25, 2019 signed by Mr Okechukwu Ndeche, the Acting Secretary to the Commission and to the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, the commission stated that the decision was based on the various Federal High Court cases on the true position of the State Executive Committee of the party until they were set aside.
According to the letter which was received at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, “consequently, the commission hereby noted the decisions of the Federal High Court in the above referred cases and would publish the lists of candidates submitted by the Adebayo Dayo led State Executive Committee of Ogun State pursuant to the Orders of the Federal High Court until they are set aside”.
It would be recalled that the National Executive Committee, NEC of the Party had earlier expelled Senator Kashamu, Adebayo Dayo and two members of the Ogun State chapter of the party over alleged anti-party activities which was later overturned by the court.
In a reaction to the recognition by INEC’s decision, Kashamu commended the Commission and the leadership of the party for the recognition of the Engr. Adebayo Dayo Ogun PDP Exco to participate in the forthcoming 2019 elections.
He, however, call on party elders, leaders and teeming supporters to embark on massive mobilisation and reconciliation for successful outing at the polls.