The court backed Leke Shittu leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ogun State has said that the party is set to participate in tomorrow’s local government elections.
Hon Leke Shittu in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists at the state capital said that the clarification became imperative due to the confusion generated by the statement credited to one Hon Sikirulai Ogundele saying that the PDP had pulled out of tomorrow’s local government elections.
Hon Shittu disclosed that ” this is to inform the general public and good people of Ogun State that the party has and will never pull out of tomorrow’s local government elections. We have done all that we are supposed to do under the law and we will surely participate in tomorrow’s local government elections.
“We hereby use this medium to urge the good people of Ogun State to disregard the statement credited to one Hon Sikirulai Ogundele who is not in any capacity capable to speak on behalf of our great party, PDP. It’s all gimmicks to create confusion where there is none but as the authentic leadership of Ogun PDP, the opposition party is participating in tomorrow’s local government elections”.
Ogundele in a statement yesterday was said to have stated that “Sequel to the judgement of the Ogun State High Court, Isabo in suit no M/55/2021 between Sikirulai Ogundele VS OGSIEC, affirming the consent judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja as delivered on 22nd June, 2021, the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the able Chairmanship of Alh (Dr) Sikirulai Ogundele hereby withdraw from the Saturday July, 24 local government elections”.
Leke Shittu has however urged the the residents of the state to disregard the statement credited to Hon Sikirulai Ogundele saying that “as the authentic leadership of PDP in Ogun State, we are going ahead with the local government elections as scheduled for tomorrow, July 24”.