Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has headed to the Supreme Court after the judgement at the appellate court sitting in Ibadan yesterday.
Kashamu and Ladi Adebutu are both laying claim to the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.
While the leadership of the party is behind Adebutu whom Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, handed the governorship flag, Kashamu emerged as the candidate of a faction of the opposition party.
The embattled senator had relied on a ruling of the federal high court in Abeokuta which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept the list of candidates submitted to it by the faction of Kashamu.
Ruling on an appeal filed by Adebutu Tuesday, the court upturned the judgement of the Abeokuta high court which favoured Kashamu.
“Non-service of the originating summons on the applicants at the lower court rendered all the order given at the lower court against the applicants a nullity and this is an indication that the applicants were not given a fair hearing,” Haruna Tsammani, the lead judge, held.
“In the interest of justice, the order of the lower court is set aside, null and void and an academic exercise.”
Dissatisfied with the ruling of the appellate court, Kashamu asked his lawyers to proceed to the apex court, TheCable writes.
“Our lawyers have taken steps to immediately appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court,” read a statement issued by Kashamu’s campaign on Tuesday night.