Dotun Babayemi has been declared as the authentic governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party by a High Court sitting in Osun State.
Bibian Anekwe News had earlier reported that Ademola Adeleke won the primary which was endorsed by the National leadership of the party, while Babayemi emerged as the winner of the parallel election held at WOCDIF Centre, Ring Road, Osogbo.
Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe in his ruling on Friday stated that the 215 Wards Executive Officers that participated in the parallel gubernatorial primary held at WOCDIF Centre were authentic and authorized Ward Executive Officers permitted to vote as delegates.
The judge also restricted PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission from recognizing any other governorship primaries of the PDP in Osun State.
The court ruled that the governorship primary which produced Adeleke was null and void.
Justice Aderibigbe further ruled that the action taken by NWC of the party is in flagrant disobedience to its judgement on November 22, 2021, which recognized the Ward Executive Officers who produced delegates for the primaries.
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