The African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ogun State has said all its candidates in the 2023 general elections emerged through processes that conformed with extant provisions of the Electoral Act. This was stated in a statement by Ifenla Oligbinde, the Legal Adviser to the party, which was made available to NigerianEcho.
Oligbinde, reacting to a judgement by an Abeokuta Federal Court on Friday which asked the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to delist the candidates of the party, said the party will appeal the judgement.
“The attention of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has been drawn to the Judgements of Abeokuta Federal High Court today wherein the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been asked to delete names of Candidates of our party from those contesting the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“While awaiting details of the judgement, our Legal team have been instructed to appeal the said judgements.
“We are of the firm opinion that the processes through which all our candidates emerged, are in genuine conformity with extant provisions of the electoral act and constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “We have no doubt whatsoever that the validity of all our candidates will be sustained on appeal.
“We urge all our party members and supporters to remain calm and focused on their campaign efforts.
This pattern of distraction cannot change our resolve to form a pro-people’s government in Ogun State in 2023″, Oligbinde noted.