The last may not have been heard over the brewing crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on its last National Convention as one of the aggrieved former National Chairmanship aspirants, Professor Taoheed Adedoja on Monday again approached a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking for an accelerated hearing of the suit he filed against the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party.
The Counsel to Professor Adedoja, Messrs Rickey Tarfa & co, on Monday approached the Court to request for an accelerated hearing to an earlier suit filed on December 18, 2017 with Suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/1255/2017 whose name was “unlawfully excluded from participating in the December 9national chairmanship election of the PDP.”
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja yesterday on the development, Adedoja said, “all the defendants/respondents in this case including Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had long been served with the originating processes in the earlier suit.
“The abridgement of time sought by Rickey Tarfa is to enable the case to be heard by the Federal High Court expeditiously as the aim of the suit bothers wholly on the right of Adedoja to participate in the said convention coupled with the need to urgently determine the right of the parties in the suit.
“This is to enable INEC deal with the valid and authentic national chairman of PDP with respect to the scheduled conduct of any primary election or any activity of the party requiring any correspondence with INEC.”
Adedoja expressed dismay at the zero (0) score credited to him as a national chairmanship candidate at the convention, insisting that he was maligned and embarrassed as a result.
According to him,” the announcement of the result has left him, family members, friends and political associates shattered with a “Psychological trauma,” urging the court to swing into action without further delay.
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A political associate of Adedoja mallam Ibrahim Yusiff also expressed worry at the inability of the Governor Seriake Dickson reconciliation committee to reach out to the former Minister of Sports, adding that the aloofness of the National Working Committee (NWC) on pending serious issues could spell doom for the party in the months ahead.
According to him, “We believe the assignment given to Governor Dickson is a noble one but it is difficult to explain the reason for his inability to meet the Professor up till now.
“This is dangerous and one can only hope that Secondus and other NWC members know what they are doing.”
He urged the PDP to find a political solution to the issue, arguing that the delay in doing so could affect the chances of the party at the polls.
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