Court restrains Delta PDP Exco….. Aspirants panic
Aspirants from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who have picked and submitted nomination forms to contest for the 29 seats at the Delta state House of Assembly in the 2011 elections have been thrown into perpetual panic following the restraint of state PDP Executive, by a Federal High Court.
The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State had on Friday September 24th, 2010 restrained members of Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Exco led by Barr. Peter Nwaoboshi from further parading themselves as PDP Exco in the state or executing any function as Delta State PDP EXCO pending the determination of the substantive suite brought to the court challenging its legality by Delta State Leaders and Elders Forum.
The news has however thrown panic at the centre stage of political discourse as most of the candidates who collected forms from the state party secretariat express worry that the restrain on the executive by a court of law may affect their nominations if eventually the restrain order is sustained.
Plaintiffs representing Delta State Leaders and Elders Forum, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo, Sir Eddy Akangbou and AIG Daniel Ugbuaja had dragged Nwaoboshi's Delta State PDP EXCO to Federal High Court, Benin-City, Edo State, urging the court to dissolve the EXCO because it was illegally constituted hence no election was conducted into the different offices as instructed by Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). But the Federal High Court, Benin-City, however decline resolution on the matter.
The plaintiffs therefore moved the case to Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State , where the Judge on Friday September 24th, 2010 , restrained the Nwaoboshi's PDP EXCO from further parading themselves as PDP Executive in the state or executing any function as PDP Executive in state pending the determination of the substantial suit. The action of the court has put to rest the alleged illegality of the Nwaobosi PDP EXCO for acting illegally and selling electoral forms to aspirants contesting for different political offices in the state without an approval from Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Beside the heated political atmosphere surrounding the alleged illegality of Nwaoboshi's PDP EXCO had relaxed with the pronouncement of the suspension.
It is recalled the Governor Uduaghan had flayed persons calling for the dissolution of the state executive of the PDP, stressing that such persons were not members of the party, as the party has since progressed beyond that stage.