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Court stops Southwest PDP zonal congress

13 May 2016, 12:25

Lagos - A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) and its National Chairman, Ali Modu Sherrif from conducting any election into the party’s South-west Zonal Executive Committee.

The zonal congress is scheduled to hold on Saturday in Akure, Ondo State.

The court made the order following an application by the Zonal Secretary, Pegba Otemolu.

Also read: Court stops PDP Zamfara congress

Presiding judge, Justice Ibrahim Buba barred the PDP leadership from recognising any such election until the suit is finally determined.

Otemolu is suing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), PDP, Sheriff and PDP National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo.

Otemolu is praying the court to hold that it was wrong for the party and its national officers to contemplate organising a zonal congress for the Southwest when the tenure of the Zonal Executive Committee members had not lapsed.

He contended that since members of the zonal exco were elected on October 11, 2014 to serve four years tenure, their term would end on October 11, 2018.

- News 24


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