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Court Fixes Feb 8 To Hear Suit Seeking To Compel PDP NWC To Convene NEC Meeting

The Federal High Court Abuja has fixed February 8 to hear a suit filed against the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for failing to convene a National Executive Council, NEC, meeting within the constitutionally stipulated period.

A PDP governorship aspirant in Ogun during the 2023 general elections, Segun Sowunmi, filed the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/T024 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Sowunmi listed the PDP, Acting National Chairman, Iliya Damagum and the National Secretary, Samuel Anyanwu as respondents.

Other respondents are the National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, National Auditor, Okechukwu Daniel the National Treasurer, Ahmed Yayari, the National Youth Leader Muhammed Kadade and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

When the matter was called, counsel to the plaintiff, Anderson Asemota informed the court that the matter was coming up for the first time.

Asemota said that so far, he had served the 1st and 8th respondents (the PDP and INEC) with court processes.

He, however, said he had yet to serve the 2nd to 7th respondents because he had attempted to serve them to no avail.

The judge, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon, asked the counsel to make another attempt at serving the respondents personally and give a report of service on the next adjourned date.

She adjourned the matter until February 8 for report of service or for the plaintiff to present his argument on the motion for substituted service.

 

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