Report made it known that, two members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State have dragged the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, before the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, asking it to disqualify him from contesting in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections.
The two members are Dele Ajayi of Ward 08 in Ijebu North Local Government Area and Saula Wasiu of Ward 003, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
In the suit numbered FCH/AB/CS/19/2015, they are asking the court “to disqualify Kashamu from any other future elections to be conducted by INEC, joined as the third respondent in the suit, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”
Ajayi and Wasiu also prayed the court for a second order of interlocutory injunction restraining Kashamu from contesting as the candidate of the PDP for Ogun East Senatorial District or in any future elections organised by INEC.
The motion on notice dated February 23 and a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent in Abeokuta on Thursday, was supported by a 15-paragraph affidavit deposed to by one of the applicants, Ajayi.
They claimed that Kashamu should be disqualified from contesting the elections “by virtue of the provisions of Section 66 (1) (c) of the 1999 Constitution, having been charged and/or convicted of an offence involving drug trafficking and fraud.”