By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA - Two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tasiu Iliyasu Hussaini and Waziri Amadu, have gone to court to stop alleged plot to force the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, to resign.
The plaintiffs, in a suit they filed before an Abuja High Court, sought for an order stopping any attempt to remove Mu’Azu and other members of the party’s National Working Committee without recourse to the constitution of the party.
Sued as defendants in the matter were the PDP, Mu’Azu and other members of the NWC.
The other NWC members include, Deputy ,National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus; National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo; Deupty National Secretary, Solomo Onwe; National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh; National Women Leader, Chief Kema Chikwe.
As well as the National Financial Secretary of the party, Bolaji Anani, National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwom; National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha,National Youth Leader, Hussaini Maibasira; National Treasurer, Bala Buhari; and National Auditor, Adewale Adeyanju.
Specifically, the plaintiffs in their suit marked CV/1831/15, and dated May 14, 2015, want the court to restrain the party from dissolving the National Working Committee or forcing its members to resign their positions without following required procedure laid down by the party’s Constitution.
In an affidavit they filed in support of the suit, the plaintiffs told the court that, “These calls for the dissolution and resignation are against the provisions of our constitution and our collective resolve as members of the 1st defendant (PDP),” a supporting affidavit deposed to by Hussaini read in part.
According to them, “It is in the interest of all the parties to this action that the constitution of the 1st defendants obeyed to the letter.
“It will be in the interest of justice to grant the reliefs sought in this suit and prevent any violation of the clear and unambiguous provisions of our constitution.”
Besides, the plaintiffs told the court that some leaders of the party were calling for the dissolution of the NWC of the party because of the defeat suffered in the last election.
They contended that such the calls for their resignation was against the spirit of the constitution of the party and the collective resolve of party members “to reposition the party for success in future elections.”
Meanwhile, the matter is yet to be fixed for hearing.
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