Fresh worry for PDP as chairmanship aspirant seeks to stop convention

A member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has described the reasons put forward for defection to All Progressives Congress (APC), by the three (3) PDP governors as baseless, illogical and untenable to the doctrines of democratic principles, norms and values.

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and chairmanship aspirant of the party, Honourable Yari Danjuma, has approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, to challenge the alleged refusal of the party to make public the expression of interest form.

Danjuma said members willing to contest the post of the National Chairman of the party do not have access to the forms.

In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1279/2021, Danjuma prayed the court to hold as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void the deliberate refusal to sell or make available to him the nomination form to enable him to contest for the national office.

According to the plaintiff, “the deliberate failure or refusal of PDP to sell or make available Expression of Interest Form to him or other interested members of the party or aspirants for the position of the National Chairman of the Party is undemocratic.

In the suit filed on his behalf by his counsel, Olomotane Egoro Esq. and dated October 22, 2021, the plaintiff is seeking an order of the court to stop INEC from monitoring or observing the said National Convention.

The plaintiff also urged the court not to recognize any person purportedly elected or appointed as the National Chairman of PDP at the said convention or give effect to any outcome of the gathering in any manner whatsoever.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission, Peoples Democratic Party and the Inspector-General of Police.

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