Despite earlier News that an Abuja High Court had stopped the PDP from going ahead with its planned mini convention, we have reports that barely one week afterwards another Abuja High Court on Friday vacated the earlier order stopping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from proceeding with its planned mini-convention to elect fresh officers into its National Working Committee (NWC).
By vacating the order, Justice Suleiman Belgore had cleared the path for the party to proceed with arrangements for the convention.
Justice Belgore was moved to vacate the order by the three aggrieved PDP members – Abba Yale, Alhaji Yahaya Sule and Bashir Maigudu who applied to withdraw the suit they filed, challenging the composition of the party’s NWC.
The court had on July 25 this year restrained the PDP from conducting any form of convention “whether special or ordinary,” for the purpose of electing any officer into the office of the PDP pending the determination of the suit by the aggrieved members of the party.
While moving the application for withdrawal, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Friday Nwosu, told the court that his client had elected to explore the party’s internal mechanism in addressing their grievances.
He said the plaintiffs, being loyal party men who wished to remain in the party, had resolved to withdraw their case and table their grievances before the party’s National Reconciliation Committee headed by Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson.
Nwosu prayed the court to strike out the plaintiffs’ case.
Lawyers to the defendants (PDP and its national chairman, Bamanga Tukur), Tobechukwu Nweke and Raphael Oluyede respectively did not object to the plaintiffs’ decision to withdraw their case.