JANG FLOORS PDP NWC AT APPEAL COURT
The battle over the legality in the setting up a caretaker committee to conduct fresh primaries in Plateau State has finally been brought to a close with Appeal Court dismissing the case brought before it by the National Working Committee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), thus giving Jonah Jang another victory in court.
The court presided over by Justice Monica Dongpan-Mensem and supported by two other justices, yesterday declared the appeal brought by the National Working Committee justifying the setting up of the caretaker committee as 'unmeritorious'
Dongpan-Mensem in her lead judgment, carpeted the counsels to the caretaker in the matter, describing them as 'rascals' for protesting 'against a judgment duly entered against them by a competent court of law'.
According to her, given the supremacy of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the PDP constitution, where do they expect the PDP EXCO led by Professor Dakum Shown and five others in the state 'to go and seek for reliefs or remedies over an injustice done to them by the NWC when they refused them fair hearing before dissolving the EXCO.
'On this note, the court will temper justice with mercy by not awarding cost against you', she stated.
She added that to argue with the appellate court that the High Court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the matter was for the court to sit down and see or watch how its integrity is being over-run by certain parochial interest.
'On this note, the appeal is dismissed as unmeritorious and accordingly set aside and the judgment of the High Court is hereby upheld in its entirety,' she declared with Justices J.Tine Tur and P.M. Ekpe agreeing with the decision.
It would be recalled that Justice M.Sirajo of the state High Court had passed a judgment in favour of the Professor Dakum Shown-led executive committee of the PDP following the dissolution of the EXCO by the NWC of the party.