Fresh trouble in PDP: Sacked NWC members mull legal action

Fresh trouble in PDP: Sacked NWC members mull legal action

Monday, May 23, 2016 12:31 am

PDP caretaker committee members. Photo Okafor Ofiebor

PDP caretaker committee members. Photo Okafor Ofiebor

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party that already has two main factions will have its woes compounded with the plans by sacked members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to seek legal interpretation over the action taken against them at the Port Harcourt convention.

Some of the members have commenced consultation with lawyers, according to Mr Inuwa Bwala, the Special Adviser on Media to the former Chairman of PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff.

Bwala said that members of the NWC were already meeting in an undisclosed location to look at legal action that could be taken on the decision reached at the convention.

“I can tell you that the Sheriff and other members are still meeting to deliberate on what transpired at the convention.

“They have invited their lawyers to advise them on the next line of action,” Bwala said.

He said that the meeting might continue till Monday.

Ali Modu Sheriff and Uche Secondus

Ali Modu Sheriff and Uche Secondus

Bwala said that Sheriff did not receive any court order stopping the convention until Friday, adding that the four court orders received on that day were “parallel and conflicting“.

He said that in order not to violate any of the orders Sheriff called for a meeting of the NWC and other organs who advised that the convention be suspended.

“It was based on this that Sheriff held a press conference and announced that the convention has been suspended.”

Bwala said that Sheriff and some other Board of Trustees members immediately left Port Harcourt after the news conference but was surprised that some of the party officials continued with the convention.

“The National Deputy Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus was the only NWC member at the convention and he claimed to represent the Chairman.

“He did not represent Chairman but his personal interest.

“The Chairman has announced the postponement of the convention and left. There was no way anyone could have represented a person who made such announcement .”


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