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PDP primaries:Obanikoro vows to fight on, takes party to court

By The Citizen
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Former Minister of State for De fence, Senator Musiliu Oban ikoro has vowed to pur sue his case against last Monday's gubernatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), in Lagos State to its log ical conclusion.

Addressing his supporters at his Ikeja GRA campaign office, yesterday, Obanikoro said his decision to challenge the result of the gubernatorial primaries was based on his conviction that it was manip ulated and must be cancelled.

He explained that after the primaries, he petitioned the PDP headquarters outlining the irregularities, but after waiting for 48 hours, without any response from the party headquarters, he decided to file a case against the party at a Federal High Court.

'The 48 hours timeline stipulated by the PDP Elec toral Guideline to address our appeal has elapsed with out a response from the party.

In the light of this develop ment, we have proceeded to the Federal High Court, AbuĀ­ja to seek redress over the outcome of last Monday's PDP primaries.

'I urge all our teeming supporters to remain stead fast. We will pursue this to a logical conclusion and jus tice will be done,' he said.

While insisting that the governorship primaries was marred by irregularity, the former Minister noted that 'there was an election on Monday, having seen the outcome of the senatorial election on Monday, where they fielded candidates, we fielded candidates, we won all the seats, they became desperate. They have never won election.'

Obanikoro added that after the primaries, a lot of people have been calling and apĀ­pealling to him, but 'this is not about begging, the right thing must be done.'

He said the PDP must be gin to do things right.
'I stand for a greater La gos. Anything that will derail that greater Lagos, we will fight it. What we are saying is very clear. We are saying that in our party, power be longs to the people.This fight is not about me. It is about the soul of our party,' Obanikoro stated.