PDP Prepared To Abide By Court Decisions
SAN FRANCISCO, May 04, (THEWILL) - The Peoples Democratic Party has restated its readiness to abide by all competent court decisions in line with its cardinal objectives as a law abiding political party, its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
It, however, warned its members against frivolous court actions capable of retarding the progress of the party.
Arising from its National Working Committee meeting, PDP said that it had taken note of various legal actions instituted by some of its members against the outcome of the last congresses in some states and geopolitical zones.
It warned that it would only implement decisions that have passed through all judicial processes as required by law, and therefore advised its members to be guided by the constitutional provisions in this respect.
“The Peoples Democratic Party will continue to uphold the rule of law, and shall, at all times, respect reliefs granted its members by competent courts,” Metuh said in a statement released on Friday.
“However, we wish to make it abundantly clear to all our members that such reliefs must have the backings of the mandatory levels of the nation’s judicial process as required by law, and the party shall exercise its right of appeal to the highest court in the land.”
The NWC meeting, which reviewed the progress of the party since the inception of its new leadership in March, also urged PDP members to explore the party’s internal conflict resolution mechanism so as to engender progress within it.