Ladi Adebutu was on Monday reinstated as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State.
The judgment was delivered by the Court of Appeal in Ibadan, which also returned all other candidates of the party by setting aside the judgment of an Abeokuta Federal High Court, which nullified all the primary elections conducted by the PDP.
Recall that Justice O. Oguntoyinbo had nullified the candidacy of Adebutu and others, following a suit filed by Segun Seriki and others.
However, Justice Folasade Ojo of the Appeal Court, ruled that it is only the National Working Committee of the party that has the power to nominate and conduct a primary election.
The appellate court maintained that any primary conducted without the approval of the party’s NWC is null and void.
The lower court’s judgment was set aside for lack of jurisdiction.
Ojo directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to reinstate all PDP candidates.