Breaking: [Osun2022] Court Rules against Dotun Babayemi, Affirms Ademola Adeleke Candidacy

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On the governorship ticket tussle between Prince Dotun Babayemi and Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Federal High Court in Osogbo on Wednesday rules in favor of Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

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Delivering the judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel said Dotun Babayemi did not participate in the primary election.

Naijinfo reports that the PDP during its governorship primary election on March 8th, held parallel primaries in the state.

In one of the primaries held at the Osogbo city stadium, under the supervision of deputy governor of Bayelsa, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, as chairman, Sen. Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke was declared the winner.

In another primaries, held at WOCDIF, Dotun Babayemi was declared the winner.

In a list of candidates later released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Adeleke was recognised as duly elected candidate to fly the flag of the PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

It was on this that Babayemi approached court to challenge the submission and nomination of Adeleke by the PDP to INEC and the validity of the primaries conducted at stadium against the one conducted at WOCDIF.

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