- The Federal High Court in Abuja has voided the suit by the PDP to sack its executives in Ogun state
- The court, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, gave its verdict on Wednesday, July 22
- Justice Mohammed ruled that the case had already been decided by a judge of the court
The Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down a suit filed by the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the powers of the Ogun state chapter of the party to conduct congresses.
Delivering the verdict, Justice Ahmed Mohammed pointed out that by the suit, the headquarters of the PDP is invariably inviting the court to sit on appeal over a question already concluded by another judge, The Sun reports.
Striking the suit, Justice Mohammed who noted that the 2016 suit was filed in the Federal High Court in Lagos by Chief Adebayo Dayo as Ogun state chairman and on behalf of the state PDP leadership, ruled that parties in both cases are the same.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Senator Buruji Kashamu had accused Dayo of selling the party out for financial gains.
In a press release on Wednesday, May 27, Kashamu accused Dayo of betraying those he led while in office to Honourable Ladi Adebutu a chieftain of the party.
Kashamu alleged that Dayo achieved this through a "dubious reconciliation arrangement.
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The senator said: "...Dayo decided to betray those he had led for eight years and purportedly sold 65 per cent of the party structure to Hon. Ladi Adebutu through a shady reconciliation arrangement. He kept the remaining 35 per cent for himself.
“It is this selfish and lopsided sharing ratio that they wanted to use to set up an imaginary caretaker committee. This is the same group that signed a three-year agreement with the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) on the 7th of March, 2019. The agreement is still valid till 2022 as it has not been renounced till date.”
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