The crisis over the chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State took another dimension on Wednesday as an Ile-Ife High Court affirmed Soji Adagunodo as the chairman.
The court in his verdict had held that the preservative order of an Ikirun High Court which declared Adagunodo as the chairman of the party was not appealed.
But the national leadership of the party had written to the court, demanding the court to reverse its decision.
Ruling on the application on Wednesday, Justice A. Aderibigbe condemned the application and refused to turn down its decision.
While reacting to the decision of the court, Edmund Biriomoni, who represented Adagunodo on the case, revealed that, the verdict implied that the appointment of Wale Ojo, who was named as acting chairman after Adagunodo had been elected South-West PDP chairman, was valid.
Meanwhile, counsel for the PDP, Hashim Abioye said that his client would appeal the judgment, adding that court verdict have nothing to do with ward Congress of the party billed for Thursday.
The two men are laying claim to the chairmanship of the party in the state. Last yaear, Soji Adagunodo was removed following a vote of no confidence passed on him by the other executive members and their decision was ratified by the National Working Committee, (NWC) which suspended Adagunodo.
The new chairman, Sunday Bisi, is backed by the NWC. However, Adagunodo went to challenge Bisi’s appointment in court and he got a judgment from the Osun State High Court in Ikirun reinstating him.