The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to appeal the federal high court judgment against the Ogun State Chapter.
The decision was arrived at its meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 after it thoroughly reviewed the situation.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta in Suit No. FHC/AB/CS/83/2022 delivered on September 27, 2022 had nullified all the primaries conducted by the party in the state.
The party in a statement on Wednesday said: ” PDP is dissatisfied with the judgment of the Federal High Court, presided over by Hon. Justice O.O Oguntoyinbo, which directed the Ogun State Executive of the Party to conduct a fresh primary to nominate candidates for the 2023 general elections.
“In his judgment, Hon. Justice Oguntoyinbo held thus “I hereby Order that fresh primary elections be conducted by the current Ogun State Executives of the 2nd Defendant (Peoples Democratic Party) for the nomination of candidates for elective positions i.e House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senatorial and Governorship elections within 14 days”.
“After a comprehensive review and extensive consultations with Party leaders and critical stakeholders particularly in Ogun State, the NWC has resolved to appeal the Judgment.
“Consequently, the NWC has directed the National Legal Adviser of the Party to commence all actions necessary to appeal the judgement.
“The PDP urges all candidates of our Party in Ogun State, all critical stakeholders, Party members and our teeming supporters to remain focused and not allow themselves to be distracted as the PDP rally Nigerians to Rescue, Rebuild and Redirect our nation from the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the statement said.