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Court reserves judgment in PDP Chairmanship tussle

01 December 2015, 16:40

Abuja - An Abuja High Court on Monday reserved judgment in a case filed by Ahmed Gulak seeking to compel the National Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fill the party’s vacant chairmanship position, reports The Nation.

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf reserved the judgment after conclusion of arguments by counsel to the parties in the suit.

Gulak, a former Special Adviser on Political Matters to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking the sack of the party’s Acting National Chairman, Uche Secondus , on the ground that by the provision of  the PDP constitution and its zoning principle, he was the proper person to replace the last Chairman, Adamu Muazu, who hailed from the Northeast geopolitical zone.

Also read: PDP summons emergency meeting over leadership crisis

At the resumed hearing of the case on Monday, Gulak’s lawyer, Jibrin Okutepa (SAN), argued that by the zoning formula, the North-East is yet to conclude its tenure as chairman of the party.

He contended that by virtue of the provision of Article 47(6) of the party’s constitution, Secondus, who is form Rivers State, cannot replace the immediate past Chairman, Muazu, who left office about seven months ago.

The judge said the Registrar of the court would communicate the date he will deliver the judgment to the parties to the suit.

Read more at The Nation.

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