Kashamu Urges INEC To Obey Judgements On Ogun PDP
The Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to comply with court judgments.
A High Court has declared the Adebayo Dayo-led state Exco of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the authentic leadership of the party in the state.
In the letter dated March 26, 2018, Kashamu questioned why the commission was recalcitrant in keeping to its tradition of obeying court orders and judgments.
The letter, which was addressed to the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, was received on Monday.
Kashamu noted that the commission’s position with regards to the Ogun State PDP exco negates its well-known and established tradition of giving effect to court judgments until a superior court says otherwise.
The lawmaker said the latest judgment had been served on the commission’s legal department and wondered why the “the Director of Legal Services, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Babalola, is either keeping the judgment away from your office and/or sitting on it.”
Kashamu contended that the court held that the judgment of the Supreme Court on the national leadership tussle between Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi had nothing to do with the issue of the Ogun State PDP exco.
He said, “As you would find in the judgment, the court held that the resolution of a political party in respect of a state exco cannot vitiate the subsisting judgment of a court. It also ruled that the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Ali Modu Sheriff/ Makarfi case has nothing to do with the issue of the Ogun State exco.