The Court of Appeal in Ibadan, Oyo State, has put paid to the ambition of Senator Buruji Kashamu to stand election as the Ogun State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP had sued the Adedayo Bayo-led faction to the Court of Appeal to challenge an earlier judgment by a lower court.
Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, the three-man appeal panel, headed by Justice A.B. Bada, set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court in Abeokuta which held that Kashamu and those who emerged from his faction were the PDP candidates for the 2019 general election.
According to the panel, which resolved the issues raised for determination in the appeal in favour of the PDP, the rights of the appellants to a fair hearing were breached as they were not properly served when the case was heard at the lower court.
Justice H.S. Samani read the lead judgment, which also had the support of justices Bada and N. Okoronkwo.
Pending further action by the Kashamu faction, with the Tuesday judgment, Mr. Oladipupo Adebutu is the governorship candidate of thePDP in Ogun State.