By Gbenga Olarinoye
Osogbo—A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, yesterday fixed October 3rd, 2017 for the hearing on the matter instituted by the chairman of All Progressive grand Alliance, APGA, in Osun, Pastor Olatunji Popoola, assistant state auditor of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Tajudeen Adekunbi and another member of APC, Mr Basiru Abidoye Adigun against Senator Mudashiru Hussain, the All Progressives Congress APC candidate in the Saturday bye election.
The plaintiffs had on Friday filed an application before the court to disqualify Hussain, who is the candidate of the APC in this Saturday’s by election for Osun West Senatorial District.
Similarly, a member of the PDP, Mr Morufu Ayanlowo from Ward 8, Irewole Local Government of Osun State, has approached a Federal High Court in Osogbo, seeking the disqualification of the party’s candidate for Osun West Senatorial by-election, Mr Ademola Adeleke.
In the suit registered FHC/OS/C8/35/2017 filed at the court on Monday, Ayanlowo claimed that Adeleke was not a member of the PDP as at the time he participated in the primary election of the party on June 14, against Section 8 of the party’s constitution.
Meantime, the governor of Osun state, Mr Rauf Aregbesola yesterday stated that the Peoples Democratic Partyý PDP has lost its relevance in the South-Western part of Nigeria with the turning into shreds of the party’s membership card by the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo who brought the party to the region.
Aregbesola stated these when the campaign train led by him to solicit votes for Senator Mudashir Husain moved to Ikire, in Irewole Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor described the move to revive the PDP through the forthcoming bye-election as an exercise in futility, saying the former President who brought PDP to the South-west ýopenly before members of the part tore his membership card of the PDP into shreds.
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