News reaching NOTM indicated that the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, has returned Ladi Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State.
The ruling was announced on Monday, even as the court equally reinstated all other candidates of the PDP in Ogun by setting aside the judgment of an Abeokuta Federal High Court, which nullified all the primary elections conducted by the PDP.
Justice O. Oguntoyinbo had nullified the candidacy of Adebutu and others, following a suit filed by Segun Seriki and others.
However in his ruling on Monday, Justice Folasade Ojo said “it is only the National Working Committee of the party that has the power to nominate and conduct a primary election.”
The appellate court averred that any primary conducted without the approval of the party’s NWC is null and void.