ABEOKUTA – Following the Federal High Court judgment ordering INEC to delist all candidates of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun state from the ballot ahead of the 2023 general elections, the party insisted that its followed extant provisions of the Electoral Act and Nigerian constitution to select its candidates.
THE ENCOUNTER NEWS reports that, the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Friday had ordered the Independent National and Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove names of all the ADC candidates from the ballots.
But the party’s legal adviser in Ogun state, Barr. Ifenla Oligbinde said while the party is awaiting details of the judgment, it will approach the appellate court to appeal the judgments.
Oligbinde in a press statement described the judgement as distraction.
He said the court decision cannot change the party’s resolve to provide a pro-people’s government in Ogun State in 2023.
“While awaiting details of the judgement, our Legal team have been instructed to appeal the said judgements.
“We are of the firm opinion that the processes through which all our candidates emerge are in genuine conformity with extant provisions of the electoral act and constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We have no doubt whatsoever that the validity of all our candidates will be sustained on appeal.
“We urge all our party members and supporters to remain calm and focused on their campaign efforts.
“This pattern of distraction cannot change our resolve to form a pro-people’s government in Ogun State in 2023.”
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