By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja
A Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja has rejected a swimsuit by Nationwide Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) difficult the powers of the Ogun chapter of the celebration to conduct congresses within the state.
In a judgment on Tuesday, within the swimsuit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/208/2020, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held the case amounted to an invite to his courtroom to take a seat on enchantment over a query already decided by one other decide of the identical Federal Excessive Court docket.
Justice Mohammed, who declined jurisdiction over the case, held the subsisting judgment delivered on June 24, 2016 by Justice I. N. Buba in a swimsuit marked: FHC/L/CS/636/2016 has resolved the difficulty on whether or not or not the Ogun State PDP Exco might conduct congresses within the state.
The decide, who famous the 2016 swimsuit was filed within the Lagos Division of the courtroom by Chief Adebayo Dayo as Ogun State Chairman and on behalf of the state PDP EXCO, held that events in each the previous and the brand new instances are the identical.
He proceeded to strike out the brand new swimsuit.
The nationwide PDP had, within the newest swimsuit, prayed the courtroom to amongst others, maintain that by advantage of the celebration’s amended structure of 2017, the 2020 PDP Pointers for the conduct of congresses, the 1999 Structure and the Electoral Act, it’s the unique operate of the Nationwide Working Committee of the PDP to nominate congress committee members for the aim of conducting elections into the celebration’s govt places of work from the ward degree to the nationwide degree.
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Listed as defendants within the swimsuit had been Engr (Chief) Dayo, Mrs. Bimbo Lanre-Balogun, Sampson Okay. Bamgbose, Mrs. Mulikat Kusimo, Awoyemi. Segun, Alhaji Kola Aknyemi, Hon.Bola Odumosun and Olasunkanmi Oyejde.
The decide additional held that the primary query decided within the 2016 case has rendered this case (FHC/ABJ/CS/208/2020) incompetent.
The decide, in holding that events are the identical in each instances, famous the plaintiff within the earlier swimsuit, who’s the primary defendant on this swimsuit, sued for himself and on behalf of the Ogun State EXCO of the PDP.
He additionally famous that the nationwide physique of the PDP was the second defendant within the case determined in 2016 and that within the instantaneous case, the nationwide PDP additionally sued members of the Ogun State EXCO
The decide mentioned the events within the instantaneous case, having been a part of the 2016 case, are certain by the choice within the earlier case.