Legal Nigeria

Court Case: Convention Not Meant To Truncate Anyone’s Mandate — PDP


ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Par­ty (PDP) has reacted to the case instituted at the High Court in Kaduna to prevent the party from holding its national con­vention scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021.

The party, which said that the October 30 and 31 conven­tion is not meant to witch-hunt or to truncate anyone’s man­date, urged members and sup­porters to ignore every form of distractions as the party prepares for its convention.

The party, in a statement by the Secretary, National Conven­tion Organising Committee (NCOC) and governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, described those who approached the High Court in Kaduna in an attempt to prevent the party from hold­ing its national convention as misguided members.

The statement read: “The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Convention Or­ganising Committee (NCOC) is using this medium to alert members of our party and members of the public that we are aware of the actions of a few misguided PDP members who have approached the High Court in Kaduna in an attempt to prevent our great party, the PDP, from holding its national convention on October 30 and 31, 2021.

“Notwithstanding their right to approach a court of competent jurisdiction to air their grievances, we maintain that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the PDP has acted in good faith in fixing our convention for October 30 and 31. It is not meant to witch-hunt anyone or to truncate anyone’s mandate.

“Therefore, we call on all members and supporters of the PDP to ignore this distrac­tion as we prepare to host a con­vention that will send a clear signal to Nigerians that the PDP is the only party that has the will and the might to rescue Nigeria from the catastrophe that we have been enduring for the past six years.

“We are aware that a clear­ly united PDP is a threat to the forces that seek to divide us. Therefore, we urge our teem­ing supporters nationwide to keep the faith as we are taking all necessary measures to en­sure that we will not be distract­ed from our goal.

“We are determined to strengthen our party struc­ture and put in the work need­ed to unify and restore our great nation back on the path to economic prosperity and greatness.

“We, therefore, urge all par­ty faithful to continue to rally support as we prepare to host our national convention on Oc­tober 30 and 31, 2021.”

PDP Defeats APC In Rescheduled Zango Kataf LG Election In Kaduna

Meanwhile, Francis Zimbo of the Peoples Democratic Par­ty (PDP) has won Saturday’s rescheduled chairmanship election in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The election was resched­uled to Saturday over security concerns.

Declaring the results of the election on Sunday, the Return­ing Officer, Nuhu Garba, said Mr. Zimbo scored 28,771 votes to defeat John Hassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 19,509 votes.