Court restrains PDP from sanctioning Ogun harmonised exco

Court restrains PDP from sanctioning Ogun harmonised exco

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its officers from carrying out any disciplinary action on the harmonised executive of the party in Ogun State.

The court, presided over by Justice O.E Abang, acting on an ex parte motion brought before it by Chief Dayo Soremi, Mr Bayo Dayo and Honourable Taiwo Abisekan on behalf of the harmonised executive against the PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, Mr Uche Secondus, Mr Olusola Oke and Professor Ahmed Alkali, on March 14, 2012 granted an order of interim injunction restraining the PDP, its National Working Committee, National Executive Committee, South-West Zonal organs and other organs “from taking any action or step regarding the queries issued to the first applicant, the current secretary of the harmonised executive committee, Pegba Otemolu and their political associate and supporter, Buruji Kashamu, pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion on notice for committal.”

The court also restrained the PDP, its officers and organs “from taking any disciplinary or other action whatsoever in respect of any allegations against the applicants and their associate and supporter concerning the conduct of congresses in Ogun State pursuant to the judgment of the court of January 27, 2012 or placing them at any disadvantage whatsoever.”     

The court then assured on the speedy hearing of the originating summons “on account of its urgency.”

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