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A palpable fear has gripped supporters of the factional Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state, Hon Ladi Adebutu over the missing of his name on the Independent National Electoral Commission list .
Also missing on the list was the Labour Party Governorship candidate ,Kehinde Sogunle as the commission releases the the names of the parties’ flagbearers .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that not less than 13 political parties and their candidates appeared on the final list on Tuesday.
The PDP appeared on the list as number 21, but names of both the governorship candidate and the running mate were missing.
When asked on the reason, the commission cited “court order” as a reason for omission on the final list.
PLATFORM TIMES had last week Tuesday reported that a Federal High court sitting in Abeokuta, decided a suit case filed by the three members of PDP, and nullified all the primaries conducted by the PDP in the state.
The court also barred the INEC from recognising Adebutu as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
Delivering his ruling, Justice OO Oguntoyinbo ordered conduct of fresh primaries for all the positions within 14 days.
The trio had dragged the party, Ladi Adebutu and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court challenging the authenticity of the delegates’ lists used for the conduct of the primaries.
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the camp of Adebutu was in a serious dilemma over the new development which was believe portends serious danger to the party fate in the coming election.
Also for the LP, neither the party nor its candidate name were found on the INEC’s list as of the time of filing this report .
The Resident Electoral Commission (REC), Niyi Iyalaje told our correspondent that the list pasted was the one authorised by the INEC’s headquarter in Abuja.
For the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Dapo Abiodun named the list as the party’s candidate.
Also on the list were, Biyi Otegbeye as candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Oguntoyinbo Femi Ajadi for the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) among others.
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