A suit challenging recent judgment obtained by a faction of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party led by Senator Buruji Kashamu, has been adjourned to November 20, 2018 by the Ibadan Division of the Court of Appeal.
The PDP appealed against the order which directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise the list of candidates for the 2019 elections presented by the Kashamu faction as represented by Chief Bayo Dayo-led state executive.
The order obtained at a federal High Court, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital last week, threw the National Working Committee backing the state executive led by Sikirulahi Ogundele into confusion.
The development affected the governorship candidature of a serving House of Representatives member, Oladipupo Adebutu, and others who were on the list that the PDP had earlier submitted to INEC for the election
The appellate court adjourned hearing of the applications after respondents’ lead counsel, Alex Iziyon (SAN), pointed out the non-inclusion of the order which formed the basis of the appeal in the appellant’s applications.
Iziyon also pointed out some other omissions in the applications filed by appellant’s lead counsel, Emeka Etiaba (SAN).
The latter explained that his junior, who compiled and filed the processes, made the mistakes inadvertently.
Etiaba had successfully withdrawn one of his five applications filed on October 15. He explained that INEC was yet to accept the Kashamu faction’s list as at the time the application was filed, meaning that events had overtaken it.
Justice J. A. Bada, who presided on the matter, announced the adjournment.