An Abuja High Court has been asked to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from forcing the National Chairman of the party, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, and members of his National Working Committee from resigning their positions until after the expiration of their tenure.
Two members of the party, Tasiu Iliyasu Hussaini and Waziri Amadu, in a suit dated May 14, 2015 asked the court to determine whether the NWC of the party can be dissolved or members forced to resign their positions without following laid down procedures as contained in the party’s constitution.
Apart from PDP and Mu’azu, other defendants are Chief Uche Secondus, Deputy National Chairman; Prof Wale Oladipo, National Secretary; Chief Onwe Solomon Onwe, Deputy National Secretary; Chief Olisa Metuh, Publicity Secretary; Chief Kema Chikwe, Women Leader and Elder Bolaji Anani, Financial Secretary.
Others are Victor Kwom, Legal Adviser; Abubakar Mustapha, Organising Secretary; Hussaini Maibasira, Youth Leader; Bala Buhari, Treasurer and Adewale Adeyanju, Auditor.
Hussaini and Amadu, through their counsel, Iliya Dauda and Nafiu Yakubu, asked the court to declare that members of the NWC cannot be dissolved or forced to resign their positions without recourse to the party’s constitution.
They further asked the court to make an order restraining the party from directing Mu’azu and other NWC members from resigning their positions.
The plaintiffs said leaders of the party are calling for the dissolution of the Mu’azu-led NWC because of the defeat the party suffered in the last general elections, adding that the calls were against the spirit of the constitution of the party and the collective resolve of party members.
No date has been fixed for hearing of the case.