Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal, a PDP governorship aspirant in Ogun State, pledged Thursday to appeal the court’s decision to dismiss his claim.
He explained that he received the Abuja judgement with mixed feelings.
His campaign released a statement on the Inyang Edem Ekwo’s ruling.
“The Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization (JALCO) received with mixed feelings the news of the judgement just delivered this Thursday by the Federal High Court, Abuja, in respect of the governorship primary election of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held on May 25, 2022,” the statement read.
“Although the judgement went against the issues, facts and the law, we are comforted by the fact that our judicial system allows for an appeal to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
“We do intend to exercise our right of appeal without any delay. We are strong in our resolve to test the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), its Guidelines for Primary Elections and the Electoral Act 2022. It will deepen our jurisprudence and democracy.
“Flowing from the above, our legal team are taking steps to appeal the judgement immediately.
“While we go through the judicial process, we wish to urge our faithful delegates, party members, supporters, leaders and elders to remain resolute and steadfast, knowing full well that though the wheel of justice grinds slowly, it is steady and sure. No matter how long it takes, the truth shall prevail!” he said.