News Express banner Camano banner
Trouble brews in Southwest PDP ahead party convention

By Bolaji Buhari on 21/11/2017

Views: 1,016


A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southwest has warned the party not to stop it from presenting the zone’s delegates to the December 9 national convention.

At a media briefing in Lagos on Monday, the chairman of the faction, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe said the faction remained the authentic executive in the zone, based on a subsisting court judgment.

Ogundipe said the continued recognition of the Dr Eddy Olafeso-led faction ran foul of the law, as there had been no superior order to nullify the subsisting Abuja court order.

“Any other group parading themselves as EXCO from the zone is committing an illegality as there has been no judgment to nullify the court judgment affirming us as the authentic executive.

“Moreso, the subsisting court order restrained Olafeso and his group from participating in the December 9 national convention.

“We do not want to constitute any problem to the convention and that is why we are saying the party should operate in accordance with the law and allow us to present delegates from the zone.

“In the event that we are excluded, just as we were at the non-elective convention in Port-Harcourt, we shall take the necessary legal action, and that will affect the party in the long run,” he warned.

Ogundipe said the Supreme Court judgment affirming Senator Ahmed Makarfi as National Caretaker Chairman of the party did not nullify the leadership of his faction in the zone.

He urged all stakeholders to abide by the rule of law in order not to jeopardise the progress of the party.

Ogundipe cleared Chief Olabode George of the leadership impasse in the zone.

He said that George and other leaders in the zone had resolved to prevail on the national leadership of the party to address “the potential landmine” in the zone.

Ogundipe said his group would continue to do its best for the progress of the party in the zone.

He said an all-encompassing meeting of stakeholders in the zone, including national chairmanship aspirants would soon hold to decide a united position of the zone on the convention. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 21/11/2017 05:13:53 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Buba Galadima ‘whisked away’ by masked security operatives...

Saudi: Gunfire as police shoot down 'toy drone'...

Buhari to security agents: Don’t spare any cattle...

Constituency Projects: Melaye awards contracts for 100 boreholes...

Probe Okorocha over N1bn statues of Zuma, Johnson-Sirleaf,...

70,000 Kebbi farmers benefit from CBN loan scheme...

Aisha Buhari blasts Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system, Aso...

FG urged to focus more on maritime sector...

APGA will kick out visionless governance in Imo...

KadPoly Rector cries out over encroachment on school...

ASUU: FG commences meeting with striking lecturers

NiMET predicts rain showers today in the South,...

 

Latest News PDP chieftain collapses in church, dies Saraki battles Tinubu •Declares him ‘careless, irresponsible and callous’ 10 killed after Civil Defence Officer purposely rams into Boys’ Brigade procession in Gombe Man reports theft of his child, ends up as suspect Billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts Gunmen attack Katsina village, kill 10 Revenue collection on highways illegal — Ministry Troops kill 6 bandits, nab village head, 17 other informants ICPC vows to rid financial institutions of bad eggs Air Force raids killed innocent civilians, Zamfara monarchs insist 14 quack health facilities shut in Cross River Benue Government imposes curfew on Katsina-Ala

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (470,611 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (414,932 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (352,424 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (301,788 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (266,080 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (239,070 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (226,050 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (207,582 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (196,668 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (189,011 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (179,086 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (178,544 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (87) Business & Economy (4,211) Business Verdict (65) Columnists (1,017) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (607) Features (746) Global Business Monitor (344) ICT Monitor (35) International (3,342) Interview (176) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (155) Maggie's Blog (232) News (45,218) Opinion (1,227) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,631) Religion (982) Sports (1,964) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera