Friday, 18 October 2013

Stop Parading Yourselves As PDP Excos - Judge Tells Baraje Led New PDP

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party took another twist as a Federal High Court in Abuja restrained members of the Abubarkar Baraje led faction from parading themselves as the national executive committee members of the party.

The Baraje group was equally restrained from operating parallel national, state, local government area and ward offices of the party.

In his judgement, Justice Elvis Chukwu ordered The Independent National Electoral Commission to refrain from recognising, dealing and relating with the New PDP.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Federal High Court judgment upholding the party`s leadership under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, as absolutely clear, direct and unambiguous.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Olisa Metuh, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He said the leadership of the PDP would no longer tolerate or condone any meeting, utterances, press statements and activities by the faction.

Metuh stressed further that as a law abiding party, the PDP would remain calm in the face of the unwarranted attacks on it by the faction in the last few months.

The Baraje led faction of the PDP says it will head to the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment of an Abuja Federal High Court.

The group in a statement by its spokesman, Chukwuemeka Eze reiterated that it will see the issue to a logical conclusion to ensure that a non-member of the party does not continue to lord them as National Chairman.

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