The leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Chuunmi, said he remains the party’s candidate in the state.
Showunmi’s comment comes despite a ruling by the Federal Supreme Court that all PDP primaries in Ogun State have been annulled.
It should be noted that Chunmee, Jimmy Lawal and some other members of the aggrieved party are in court to challenge the candidacy of Lade Adepoto in Ogun.
Currently, the PDP has no candidates in the general election, as the Independent National Elections crossed its candidates from its list in compliance with the court ruling.
Cases now before the Court of Appeal will be decided next week.
It was noted that the cases before the court paralyzed the political activities of the main opposition party in Ogun.
Despite this, Chuunmi emphasized that he had studied the merits and techniques of all pending court cases on the PDP’s gubernatorial ticket, and insisted that he was still the party’s candidate.
“I have looked into all the cases. I have studied the technical aspects of these cases and I can absolutely tell you that I, Otunpa Olusegun Chunmee, am the DPP’s candidate for Governor of Ogun State.”
He expressed confidence that his name would be on the ballot as the party’s governor in the 2023 elections.
He said he had recently met with Adebutu, saying this was part of efforts to find common ground to resolve the PDP crisis.
He warned his supporters against engaging other factions of the Ogun People’s Democratic Party in a war of words, stressing that “our party is our party”.
Ogun PDP crisis: I am the rightful gubernatorial candidate – Segun Chuunmi insists despite court ruling