PDP Finally Replaces Imo Governorship Candidate With 1 Condition

PDP Finally Replaces Imo Governorship Candidate With 1 Condition

  • The PDP has announced Setonji Koshoedo as the new acting national secretary of the party, taking over from Samuel Anyanwu, the party guber candidate in the Imo election recently
  • Umar Damagum, who made the announcement, said his appointment of Koshoedo would remain pending until the outcome of the Enugu state high court
  • But Anyanwu, who was earlier stopped from parading himself as the PDP national secretary, resumed at the party's secretariat on Tuesday

FCT, Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee has announced Setonji Koshoedo as a replacement for Samuel Anyanwu, the former national secretary of the party.

According to The Punch, an Enugu High Court earlier ordered Anyanwu, the PDP flagbearer in the recently concluded governorship election in Imo state, to stop parading himself as the secretary of the party.

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PDP appoints new national secretary

The court also ordered Umar Damagum, the acting chairman of the PDP, to recognise Sunday Udeh-Okoye as the national secretary of the party.

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But Damagum, on Tuesday, November 14, announced the appointment of Koshoedo as the new acting national secretary of the PDP after the meeting of the national working committee

Before his appointment, Koshoedo was the PDP deputy national secretary.

However, Damagum explained that the appointment of Koshoedo will be pending till the case before the Enugu State High Court is determined.

PDP guber candidate in Imo resumes as national secretary

The PDP acting chairman said:

"We decided that the Deputy National Secretary should take over in an acting capacity pending the resolution of the Court case. We also direct parties involved in the Court case to stand down action for the party’s due process."

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Earlier on Tuesday, Anyanwu reportedly resumed as the national publicity secretary of the PDP, barely three days after he was defeated in the just concluded governorship election in Imo.

A federal high court in Abuja has earlier barred Anyanwu from parading himself as the PDP national secretary.

PDP vs APC: Court of Appeal reserves judgment on suit seeking to sack Gov Aliyu

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Court of Appeal in Sokoto State has reserved its judgment on the case instituted by the PDP and its governorship candidate in the 2023 election in the state, Saidu Umar.

Umar and the PDP are asking the Court of Appeal to dismiss the judgment of the Sokoto state governorship election petition tribunal in late September.

The tribunal had earlier affirmed the victory of Governor Ahmed Aliyu of the APC as the authentic winner of the guber poll.

Source: Legit.ng

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