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I will eventually be declared Ogun gov’ship candidate, Sowunmi says

By Kehinde Olatunji
19 August 2022   |   6:31 am
Former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Showunmi, has vowed to fight the ongoing battle for the party’s governorship ticket to the end.

Segun Showunmi

Former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Segun Sowunmi, has vowed to fight the ongoing battle for the party’s governorship ticket to the end.

In an interview on ThisMorning show with Yori Folarin on TVC’s morning programme, Sowunmi expressed optimism that he would eventually be declared as the party’s governorship candidate.

Sowunmi, who stated that he did not want to dwell on the crisis, said it was necessary to clarify issues.

He said: “An ad hoc delegate primary cannot be held given the circumstances the party found itself.

“As a responsible party member, I wrote to the party that we have few options: dissolve the ad hoc committee for abuse of office and violation of the PDP constitution, reconstitute a small panel to look into the matter, and give us something that appears to be a modicum of fairness.

“I gave a number of sound and progressive advice, and I explained that if they failed to do the needful, I would have no alternative but to seek redress in court.

Sowunmi explained that for some reasons, his self-jurisdiction application was denied without going into the substance of the case.

He said the Court of Appeal had been very thorough in its judgment and had given him victory, adding that every Nigerian must be able to exercise his legal rights within the law.

Sowunmi noted that democracy requires everyone be given a fair chance to access, and the judiciary, as the pillar that keeps society running, requires anyone who comes to court be given a fair hearing.

Sowunmi expressed concern that the party, which has been in existence since 1998, still has integrity issues in their processes.

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