- The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, has been dragged to court by aggrieved party members in Lagos state
- The aggrieved members urged a Lagos high court to nullify the party's congress conducted in 2017
- According to them, the congress does not conform to the party's constitution
Aggrieved members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, have urged a Lagos state high court sitting in Igbosere to nullify the party's congress conducted in 2017.
Punch reports that the nine aggrieved members stated that the congress does not conform to the party's constitution.
NAIJ.com gathers that the members include Ishola Isiaka Shodiya, Ismaila Abiodun Abiola, Kehinde Adelani, Kazeem Adeyemi, Awoyemi Abayomi, Adegboyega Adegbesan, Olalekan Bello, Florence Akojenu and Wasiu Aderounmu.
The national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; the party's southwest zone national vice chairman, Eddy Olafeso; Moshood Salvador and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were joined in the suit.
The aggrieved PDP members prayed the court to declare that Salvador and other members of his executive were not validly elected at any congress.
According to them, the respondents cannot parade or present themselves as members of the party’s executive committee in Lagos state.
The respondents urged the court to strike out the suit against them, saying that the claimants failed to comply with the condition precedent to file the suit.
The presiding judge, Justice Idowu Alakija, fixed September 6, for the hearing of the suit.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, January 3, described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.”
The assistant publicity secretary of the APC in the state, Abiodun Salami made the remark in an interview in Lagos.
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