Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Edo PDP wants court to sack party leadership

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Just when you think the PDP has reached rock bottom, it turns out to be another layer of quicksand.  The PDP, after coming out out as the loser in the last election has been embroiled in one turmoil or another at both state and federal level.


Some aggrieved member of the Edo state chapter of the PDP led by Mr Osula Ehi has dragged the state PDP leadership to court claiming they've overstayed their tenure .


The group alleged that the tenure of the state party leadership lead by Chief Dan Orbih had expired since September 24 2015, that their continued stay in office is illegal. They however prayed that the court restrain the PDP chairman and other officers across the 18 Local government from  parading themselves as lawful occupants of the offices.


The suit was filed by Mathew Edaghese, counsel to the claimants alleging that the four years stipulated by the party's constitution had expired.


The group however call on the party National Working Committee to set up a caretaker committee to run the affairs of the party until new officers are elected.


The justice hearing the case, Justice G.O. Imadegbelo, has adjourned the case till Feb 18 2016,  and gave the defendants 7 days to to respond so the court can rule on the matter.

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