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COURT REAFFIRMS DISSOLUTION OF OGUN PDP EXCO

By NBF News

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos last Wednesday reaffirmed the dissolution and harmonization of the executives of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. The court also stopped the Elder Joju Fadairo-led faction of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from parading itself as members of the State Executive Council (exco).

In the Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1139/10, the court restrained the PDP at the national level from recognizing the Fadairo-led faction as per the resolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party of July 30. Other applicants, Chief Dayo Soremi, Mrs. Funmilayo Daniel, Mr. Bayo Dayo, Mr. Taiwo Abisekan and Chief Olasupo Modupe.

Ruling on exparte motion brought before it by a member of the party in the state, Chief Dayo Soremi on behalf of others, the court restrained the Joju Fadairo executive from conducting state congress pending the hearing and the determination of motion on notice.

Others restrained by the motion include the Independent National Electoral Commission, the PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, Inspector General of Police, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, and 10 others. The IGP was also ordered to produce full security for the new state executive under Soremi. But in a swift reaction, a faction of the ruling PDP in the state led by Fadairo faulted what he described as a purported court injunction restraining him as the helmsman of the party state executive.

According to him, the injunction, which, he said, was published in a particular newspaper as advertorial could not stand the test of time. Addressing a press conference yesterday, the party chairman said the latest action was masterminded by 'some known dissidents within our party.''