‘No fresh primary in Ogun,’ says Ayu as PDP NWC disowns Jimi Lawal

Written by on October 21, 2022

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dissociated self from a fresh primary election purportedly conducted by the party’s governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Jimi Lawal.

In a disclaimer sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, dated October 19, the leadership of the PDP stated that “there is no fresh primary in Ogun state.

The PDP NWC said it had appealed the judgment, wondering how Jimi Lawal and his followers would arrogate to themselves powers of the national body of the party by writing INEC and hold the so-called primary election.

“Recall that Lawal was on Monday suspended alongside four others by the Ogun State chapter of the PDP for “organising an illegal primary.”

An Abeokuta Federal High Court had on September 27 nullified all the primary elections earlier held by the PDP, asking the party to organise another primary within 14 days.

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