The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has decided to appeal the federal high court’s decision against the Ogun State Chapter.
At its meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, it made the decision after giving the situation a lot of thought.
In Suit No. FHC/AB/CS/83/2022, which was handed down on September 27, 2022 by the Federal High Court in Abeokuta, all of the primaries held by the party in the state were thrown out.
In a statement released Wednesday, the party said, “PDP is unhappy with the decision of the Federal High Court, led by Hon. Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo, to order the Ogun State Executive of the Party to hold a new primary to choose candidates for the 2023 general elections.”
In his ruling, Hon. Justice Oguntoyinbo said, “I hereby Order that fresh primary elections be held by the current Ogun State Executives of the 2nd Defendant (Peoples Democratic Party) within 14 days for the nomination of candidates for elective positions, i.e. House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senatorial, and Governorship elections.”
“The NWC has decided to appeal the Judgment after a thorough review and a lot of talks with Party leaders and important people, especially in Ogun State.
“Because of this, the NWC has told the National Legal Adviser of the Party to start doing everything that needs to be done to appeal the ruling.
The statement said, “The PDP urges all candidates of our Party in Ogun State, all key stakeholders, Party members, and our teeming supporters to stay focused and not let themselves be distracted as the PDP rally Nigerians to Rescue, Rebuild, and Redirect our nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”