Court Orders INEC, PDP To Strike Out Oyinlola’s Name As National Secretary

Olagunsoye OyinlolaA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has directed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to strike out the name of former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola from their records as the National Secretary of PDP.

In a ruling read by Justice Abdulkadir Abdul-Kafarati on Friday, the PDP and INEC were ordered to replace Oyinlola’s name with Prof. Adewale Oladapo, nominated by the Southwest PDP extra-ordinary zonal congress held in Ibadan, Oyo State, on July 13 this year.

The judge also extended to July 13, the time limit he had granted, in the court’s January 11 judgment, for the conduct of the zonal congress.

He also deemed Oyinlola’s substitution with Prof. Oladipo by the Southwest zonal congress “as proper and due compliance with the January 11 judgment.”

The ruling was on a motion on notice filed by Adebayo Dayo (Chairman) and Semiu Sodipo (Secretary) for themselves and the Ogun State chapter of the PDP.

Oyinlola, PDP and INEC were listed as defendants in the case.

It would be recalled that the court had in the January 11 judgment ordered the removal of Oyinlola from office and the conduct of a fresh congress by the Southwest PDP for the purpose of nominating a replacement for the former Ondo State governor.

-The Nation

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