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Sheriff, Oladipo, Metuh move to stop PDP convention

28 July 2016, 11:22

Abuja - Some former National officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop  the national convention of the party scheduled for August 17, reports Thisday.

The former officers are Ali Modu Sheriff, (National Chairman) Prof. Wale Oladapo (National Secretary); Dennis Alonge-Niyi (Deputy National Youth Leader); Bashir Maidugu (Deputy National Legal Adviser); Hanatu Ulam (Deputy National Women Leader); Lawa Dutsima Anchi (Deputy National Auditor); Okey Nnadozie (Deputy National Organising Secretary) and Olisa Metuh (National Publicity Secretary).

Also read: Sheriff denies peace deal with Makarfi

The court has fixed Thursday to hear their motion for interlocutory injunction seeking an order to stop the convention.

The applicants according to Nation want the court to stop the party from going ahead with the planned national convention pending the determination of their substantive suit.

The applicants said the interlocutory injunction was intended to preserve the substance of the case pending the determination of a substantive suit they filed on July 4, 2016, in which they argued among others, that by virtue of the PDP Constitution, their tenure would expire in 2018.

Named as respondents are the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP as the defendants.

- News 24


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