Court ends Ogun PDP crisis, upholds Saraki’s reconciliation committee recommendations

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday affirmed the authenticity of the Sikirulai Ogundele-led state executive of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon made the affirmation in a consent judgment which was based on the terms of a settlement brokered by the Bukola Saraki-led national reconciliation and strategy committee of the party and attested to on March 18, 2021, by the leaders and representatives of the contending factions led by Honourable Ladi Adebutu and Prince Buruji Kashamu.

The terms of settlement agreed by both parties and relied on for the judgment declared Ogundele as the authentic chairman of the party and that other positions in the state Executive Committee should be harmonised and be constituted by both factions to form one authentic Executive Committee under the chairmanship of Ogundele.

It would be recalled that the battle over the leadership of the PDP in Ogun State between the two factions has been on for over some time but the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered on Tuesday has laid the tussle to rest.

Before Kashamu’s death last year, Samson Bamgbose and Adeleke Shittu had sued the PDP, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Department of State Service (DSS) over who the authentic chairman of the PDP in Ogun state is.

The party broke into two factions between Bamgbose and Shittu after Kashamu’s death, a situation which led to the setting up of the Saraki-led reconciliation and strategy committee

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