Those of you who voted for Jonathan will be dealt with Yakassai tells Northern Governors...As the PDP crisis takes dramatic twist

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Tanko Yakassai
The brouhaha in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken a dramatic twist, as an Anambra State High Court presided over by Justice B.A. Nwankwo, has rest-rained the Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Haliru Bello, from signing any documents relating to the presentation of candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This is coming on the heels of threats by a frontline zoning advocate, Tanko Yakassai, who vowed that all the northern Governors who voted for President Goodluck Jonathan would never return as Governors in their second term bids.

"These governors, who betrayed their people will be judged by the same people whose interest they have undermined, they will see evil if they do evil." Yakassai added that all efforts would be made to ensure that those of them seeking a second term mandate are not returned.

The arch conservative who spoke at the weekend, commended the governors of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Niger States for delivering their states to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, a Northerner, in the primary, saying that the "Traitors will pay dearly for what they have done, for betraying the Northern Region."

The order followed the raging controversy over the status of the national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo whose waiver was granted to enable him qualify to contest election into any elective office on the platform of the party was on Tuesday nullified by an Enugu High Court.

In a fresh order signed by Justice B. A. Nwankwo, he restrained the Deputy National Chairman from signing any document.

But the party's attorney, Olusola Oke said he was not aware of any court order vacating the order on Nwodo or any fresh restraining order against the Deputy National Chairman from performing the duties of the National Chairman.

The fresh order was given by Justice B. A. Nwankwo in a High Court sitting in Ekwulobia following an affidavit deposed by Senator Annie Okonkwo.

According to paragraph 3 of the order, “the defendants are hereby restrained from usurping or causing to be usurped the functions of the National Chairman, including signing the party's list in 2011 election”, as contained in the PDP 2009 amended constitution section 14.5.

The case was adjourned till January 20.