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Supreme court affirms Adebutu as Ogun PDP guber candidate

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The supreme court has dismissed four appeals challenging the election of Oladipupo Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.

Delivering judgment on Tuesday, a five-member panel of the apex court led by Kudirat Kekere-Ekun dismissed three of the appeals filed by some PDP ward delegates in Ogun state on the grounds that they failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action.

The court held that they have no locus standi to initiate any court action against the outcome of the election since they were not aspirants.

Two factions of the PDP had conducted parallel primaries that produced Adebutu and Segun Sowunmi as candidates of the party for the 2023 governorship election.

The primary which produced Sowunmi was said to have been monitored by officials of the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC).

However, the primary which produced Adebutu, a former member of the house of representatives, is recognised by the national leadership of the PDP.

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