The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP on Wednesday said it will appeal the Federal High Court Judgment that nullified the state primary elections in Ogun State.
Recall that the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta presided over by Hon. Justice O. Oguntoyinbo ordered the PDP in the state to conduct a fresh election to nominate candidates for the 2023 general elections.
The party expressed dissatisfaction over the ruling in suit No. FHC/AB/CS/83/2022 delivered on September 27, 2022.
The PDP said the appeal had become imperative after its NWC evaluated the judgment during its meeting held on Tuesday at the PDP National Secretariat.
“In his judgment, Hon. Justice Oguntoyinbo held thus “I hereby Order that fresh primary elections be conducted by the current Ogun State Executives of the 2nd Defendant Peoples Democratic Party for the nomination of candidates for elective positions i.e House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senatorial and Governorship elections within 14 days.
“After a comprehensive review and extensive consultations with Party leaders and critical stakeholders particularly in Ogun State, the NWC has resolved to appeal the Judgment.
“Consequently, the NWC has directed the National Legal Adviser of the Party to commence all actions necessary to appeal the judgement.
“The party urges all candidates of the party in Ogun State, all critical stakeholders, party members, and teeming supporters to remain focused and not allow themselves to be distracted as the PDP rally Nigerians to Rescue, Rebuild and Redirect the nation from the misrule of the sitting government,” the statement read.