Ogun PDP Crisis: Court Nullifies Adebutu Group, Recognises Kashamu Group

Following the crisis rocking Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has took a new turn as alleged plot by the party former chairman Engr. bayo Dayo with Hon. Ladi Adebutu group by shutting out the Senator Buruji Kashamu group led by Samson Bamgbose State Exco has failed woefully.

In a motion filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, the true position of what transpired in court on Tuesday ordered the learned senior counsel to PDP, Chief Chris Uche (SAN) to amend his processes in order to reflect the names of Mr. Samson Bamgbose, Mrs. Bimbo Lanre-Balogun, Mrs Mulikat Kusimo and Mr. Awoyomi Segun as the authentic and authorized representatives of PDP in Ogun State.

Also, the motion for joinder by the immediate past and current PDP local government chairmen seeking to be joined as an interested parties for the effective determination of the suit filed by Prince Ajibola Oluyede was also granted by the court.

Again, the court ordered the PDP counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN) to amend the originating summons within three days to reflect the names of local government chairmen and serve the defendants.

It could be recalled that the former state PDP Chairman, Engr. Dayo had written on March 30th, 2020, purportedly debriefing Oluyede as counsel to the state exco. This move was challenged by Bamgbose and other members of the State Executive Committee who retained Oluyede as their counsel through their counter letters on March 31st, 2020 and April 8th, 2020.

However, the court joined the newly elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Hon. Samson Bamgbose and three others, Bimbo Lanre-Balogun, Segun Awoyomi and Mulikat Kusimo as necessary parties in a suit filed by the national leadership of the PDP at the behest of Hon. Ladi Adebutu against the erstwhile Chief Dayo-led state exco and also retained Prince Ajibola Oluyede as counsel to the state exco of the party.

When the matter came up on Tuesday, Oluyede informed the court that Dayo has been compromised and his intention is to align with the plaintiff to get a judgment that will be favourable to him and the plaintiff, hence he cannot decide who should be the counsel to state exco; more so, he has been suspended and his term of office has also elapsed.

Efforts by Chief Adeniyi Odugbesan to convince the court on why he should be heard and admitted as the new counsel to the state exco ended in vain.

In the ruling, the court granted the application of interested parties seeking to be joined as defendants in the matter (Bamgbose, Lanre-Balogun, Awoyomi and Kusimo) and further held that Oluyede will continue to act as counsel to the Ogun State PDP exco, while Odugbesan will be counsel to Dayo.

Contrary to the report being circulated on social media in respect of the matter involving PDP vs. Engr. Adebayo Dayo and others which came up on Tuesday before the Hon. Justice Mohammed of Federal High Court, Abuja, as a participant-observer who was in court, other true position of what transpired in court were:

The motion seeking to join Hon. Samson Bamgbose and three others as the authentic and authorized representatives of the Ogun State PDP execo filed and moved by Prince Oluyede on the grounds that Engr. Dayo has compromised his status as the former chairman and cannot unilaterally take decisions on behalf of the other members of the state exco was granted by the court.

The motion to substitute the name of Engr. Dayo was withdrawn by Barrister Oluyede on the understanding between Chief Chris Uche and Barrister Odugbesan that Engr. Dayo would only be represented in his personal capacity and not on behalf of the Ogun State PDP exco which the court duly granted and struck out which is the practice in law.

The court directed the names of Hon. Bamgbose and six others to be reflected in the amended originating summons to be filed and served by the counsel to PDP.

Engr. Dayo therefore remains as the 1st Defendant in his personal capacity and to be represented

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