PDP CONVENTION: COURT REFUSES HEAR MEMBERS’ SUIT

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The Federal High Court in Lagos Tuesday adjourned till January 16 for hearing in a suit by some People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members seeking to be allowed to participate in Saturday’s National Convention. The suit was filed by a member of the PDP National Working Committee, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju, Ogun State Youth Leader Femi Alao, “national delegates” for Sagamu and Ijebu North Local Government Areas Idris Muniru and Chief Tuke Omotara, chairman of Ijebu East LGA Badejo Abiodun and chairman of Sagamu LGA Kola Akinyemi.

They sued for themselves and on behalf of “PDP Ogun State Delegates to the National Convention”. The defendants include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PDP, the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Senator Ben Obi, Tunde Odanye, and 25 others.

The plaintiffs are praying the court to hold that the PDP National Caretaker Committee cannot validly prevent them and other delegates from Ogun State from participating as delegates in the December 9 convention.