I’ll appeal court judgment on Ogun PDP guber ticket – Jimi Lawal vows

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An aggrieved governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal, on Thursday vowed to challenge the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which dismissed his suit, at the Court of Appeal.

In a quick reaction to the dismissal of his suit, he explained that he received the Abuja verdict with mixed feelings.

His position on the judgment of Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo was contained in a statement issued by his campaign organization.

The statement signed by Mr Austin Oniyokor, the Project Director of the organization, read in part, “The Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization (JALCO) received with mixed feelings the news of the judgment just delivered this Thursday by the Federal High Court, Abuja, in respect of the governorship primary election of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on the 25th of May, 2022.

“Although the judgment went against the issues, facts and the law, we are comforted by the fact that our judicial system allows for an appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

“We do intend to exercise our right of appeal without any delay. We are strong in our resolve to test the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its Guidelines for Primary Elections and the Electoral Act, 2022. If for nothing else, it will help to deepen our jurisprudence and democracy.

“Flowing from the above, our legal team are taking steps to appeal the judgment immediately.

“While we go through the judicial process, we wish to urge our faithful delegates, party members, supporters, leaders and elders to remain resolute and steadfast, knowing full well that though the wheel of justice grinds slowly, it is steady and sure. No matter how long it takes, the truth shall prevail!”