The Supreme Court on Monday, 21st November has directed the retrial of the case between Otunba Jimi Lawal vs PDP, Adebutu for the determination of the authentic delegates of the party.
The appellate court had reserved judgement till Monday following the hearing and adoption of processes by counsels to parties in the suit last Tuesday.
Reacting to the judgement, the Media Director Ladi Adebutu Campaign Organization, Afolabi Orekoya said the judgement has just given the party another opportunity to have the Court correct the wrongs at the lower court by the determination of the authentic delegates of the party.
He said “the matter was not treated on its merit by Justice Taiwo Taiwo who struck it out based on jurisdiction. Now, it is an opportunity for the court to look at the merits of the case and decide if an individual or INEC can produce delegates for the party or the responsibility of the party to produce its delegates”.
𝙃𝙚 𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮; 𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙑𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙣𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡.
“We are hoping for true justice at the Appeal Court which will set aside the Federal High Court Judgements that ordered rerun of the primaries of the party in Ogun state delivered by Justice O. Oguntoyinbo on 27th September, 2022”.