Lagos PDP Members Head To Court To Resolve Party Issues
Displeased members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, yesterday, approached a Lagos High Court, sitting at Igbosere to nullify the party’s congresses conducted in 2017, claiming that the results did not conform with the constitution of the party.
The nine aggrieved members include Messrs Ishola Isiaka Shodiya, Ismaila Abiodun Abiola, Kehinde Adelani, Kazeem Adeyemi, Awoyemi Abayomi, Adegboyega Adegbesan, Olalekan Bello, Florence Akojenu and Wasiu Aderounmu.
Joined, alongside the party as respondents in the suit marked LD/2753GCM/2018, filed before the court by their lawyer, O. J. Osinowo, are: Prince Uche Secondus, the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, the party’s South-West Zone, National Vice Chairman, Mr. Moshood Salvador, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The aggrieved PDP members also urge the court to declare Moshood Salvador and others with him invalidly elected at any congress and also restrict them from parading or presenting themselves as members of the party’s executive committee in Lagos state.
While urging the court to strike out the suit against them, the respondents stated that the claimants failed to comply with the condition precedent to file the suit, as Order 7 Rules 2 and 3 of the High Court of Lagos State Civil Procedure Rule, 2004, were not complied with.