On Thursday, the PDP gave out the Independent National Electoral Commission’s forms to some winners of the primaries conducted by the Governor Gbenga Daniel-led faction of the party in Ogun State.
Two of the prominent candidates — Alhaji Gboyega Isiaka (governoship candidate) and Mrs. Lola Edewor-Abiola, daughter of the winner of the June12, 1993, late Chief MKO Abiola—were at the Wadata Plaza national headquarters of the PDP in Abuja to collect their forms.
By the PDP decision, Abiola-Edewor will contest the election for Ogun Central Senatorial District in April.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had on Wednesday given an interim order barring INEC from accepting the list of candidates submitted to it by the governor’s faction.
The Ogun State PDP is divided into two factions, one of which is led by the governor and the other by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chief Jubril Martins-Kuye and other senior party officials opposed to the governor.
The factions’ battle for supremacy made the two factions to hold different primaries, but while INEC officials monitored the governor’s primaries, none was seen at the other conducted by the anti-OGD faction.
The faction supported by Obasanjo, during its primaries produced a former administrator of Ekiti State, Maj.-Gen. Adetunji Olurin (retd.) as its governorship candidate and Obasanjo-Bello as the candidate for Ogun Central Senatorial District.
Source: Punch Newspaper – www.punchontheweb.com