A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Indepen?dent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to maintain the status quo on the contentious guber?natorial primary election held in Lagos over a week ago.
The court has fixed De?cember 23, 2014 for INEC and the PDP to appear before it and has forbid?den Mr. Jimi Agbaje , the acclaimed winner to stop parading himself as the candidate of the PDP until the suit is heard.
Senator Musiliu Oban?ikoro had pleaded with the court to compel the PDP not to accept the result of the primary election held on the 8th of December in Lagos due to the alleged rigging that saw 806 ac?credited voters turn in 866 votes.
Obanikoro also asked the court not to recognize Jimi Agbaje because he joined the party barely six months ago and as such is unfit to contest for gover?norship since the Nation?al Working Committee of the party had not given him a waiver.
Another allegation was that the leader of the party in Lagos, Chief Olabode George, allegedly came with thugs to scare away accredited voters loyal to Obanikoro from the venue.
Hence, Obanikoro seeks an outright cancellation of the exercise and a date for a new one.
When contacted, the director of media to Jimi Agbaje, Mr. Felix Oboag?wina, said that he was not aware of the order and wondered what exactly is the status quo that the court is asking to be main?tain.
He added that he would contact his principal and respond appropriately