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PDP cancels South-west congress

13 May 2016, 16:33

Abuja - The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the South-west zonal congress of the party originally scheduled for Saturday, reports Punch.

The party said it took the decision following an order by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which restrained the party from going ahead with its zonal congress.

National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo said the party had recalled its officers already sent to Akure, the Ondo State capital, where the congress was originally scheduled to hold.

Oladipo said that as a law abiding party, the PDP would not disobey the court order.

Justice Buba in his ruling barred the PDP leadership from recognising any such election until the suit is finally determined.

Also read: Court stops Southwest PDP zonal congress

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

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.

Read more at Punch.

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