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Court Sets February 8 To Hear Suit Demanding PDP NEC Meeting.

Court Sets February 8 To Hear Suit Demanding PDP NEC Meeting.

The Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday, fixed Feb. 8 to hear a suit challenging the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) officials for failing to convene a National Executive Counsel, (NEC) meeting within the constitutionally stipulated period.

A PDP Governorship Aspirant in Ogun during the 2023 general elections, Segun Sowunmi filed the suit marked (FHC/ABJ/CS/T024) at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Sowunmi listed the PDP, Acting National Chairman, Mr Iliya Damagum and the National Secretary, Mr Samuel Anyanwu as respondents.

Galaxy tv newsreports that when the matter was called, counsel to the plaintiff, Anderson Asemota told the court that the matter was coming up for the first time.
Asemota said that so far, he had served the 1st and 8th respondents (the PDP and INEC) with court processes.
He, however, said he had yet to serve the 2nd to 7th respondents because he had attempted to serve them to no avail.

The judge, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon asked the counsel to make another attempt at serving the respondents personally and give a report of service on the next adjourned date.
She adjourned the matter until Feb. 8 for report of service or for the plaintiff to present his argument on the motion for substituted service.

Sowunmi, through Asemota accused the PDP National Working Committee, (NWC) of failing in their responsibility of being accountable to members of the party.
He said this was based on the grounds that it was more than a year since the last NEC meeting was held yet the party leadership had refused to conduct mandatory quarterly meetings since the last elections.

The plaintiff, in his originating summons said that the NEC meeting was an important component of the party structure as it afforded members the opportunity to present quarterly reports on financial matters, including income and expenditures.
He, however, said that since the presidential and national assembly elections of 2023, as well as the gubernatorial elections there had been no such report.


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