Pdp Cancels South-west Congress Billed For Saturday

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national secretariat has started recalling its officers already sent to Akure, the Ondo state capital, to officiate in the South-West zonal congress of the party, which the party has suspended from its original date of Saturday.

This was disclosed on Friday to the Punch by the National Secretary of the party, Prof. Wale Oladipo. He explained that the decision to stop the congress was because of the order by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, restraining the party from going ahead with its zonal congress.

Apart from event scheduled to hold in Akure, another faction of the party had planned to hold a separate zonal congress in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.

Justice Buba restrained the party from going ahead with the scheduled congress in response to an ex parte application brought before him on Thursday by the incumbent PDP South-West Zonal Secretary, Chief 'Pegba Otemolu.

The judge said the order would subsist until the final determination of Otemolu's main suit.

The PDP scribe explained that as a law abiding party, the party would not disobey the court order.

According to him, “We are a law-abiding party. I have been served the court order and as a respondent in the case, I'm telling you that we are not going to flout the order of the court.

“I'm also aware that the Independent National Electoral Commission will also not be at the congress.

“As a matter of fact, we are withdrawing our officers who have been sent to conduct the congress. We will stay action on it until the case if determined by the court.”