An Ogun State High Court sitting in Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government, on Friday nullified the victory of the eight newly-elected councillors of the Chief Ireti Oniyide-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Justice Mosun Dipeolu annulled the election of the eight councillors in the July 21 local government election in the state in a suit filed by the Chief Bayo Dayo-led faction of the PDP against the Oniyide Caretaker Committee.
Consequently, Dipeolu ordered the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission to accept the candidates on the list of the Dayo-led state executive of the PDP as the duly elected candidates of the party in the recently-conducted council poll.
The court ruled that the Dayo-led executive was the only recognised exco of the Ogun PDP.
“The list of candidates for the election into the local government councils in Ogun State submitted to the 11th Contemnor of the OGSIEC by any officers, organs, members of the first defendant – PDP, other than the applicants, is hereby nullified as the applicants are now the only authentic exco in Ogun State until their terms of office expire,” the judge ruled.
But the court dismissed the prayer of the Dayo-led faction to commit to prison the members of the Oniyide-led group, including Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye and Fasiu Bakenne, for contempt of court.