By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—An Ogun State High Court sitting in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government Area has overruled the Peoples Democratic Party’s faction loyal to former President Olusegun Obasanjo over the nomination and submission of candidates’ list for the July 21 council election in the state to the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission.
The court then affirmed that the state Executive Committee of PDP led by Chief Bayo Dayo is the authentic faction thereby vesting the authority to nominate and submit a list of candidates .
Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, who restrained PDP National Headquarters from submitting any other list of candidates apart from the one submitted by the state exco under Dayo to OGSIEC, urged the National Working Committee of the party to leave the state Executive alone into run the affairs of the party in the state.
A faction in the party believed to be loyal to Obasanjo had approached the court seeking its interpretation on whether it was the state executive of the party or the national body that had the right to nominate and submit the list of candidates for the council election in the state.