Court hears suit seeking PDP acting chair’s removal

Umar Damagun

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 16 to hear a suit seeking the removal of the acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Umar Damagum.

The suit marked FHC/ABJ/05/1343/2023, was filed by the Youth Leader of the Kwara State PDP, Haliru Mahmud.

Mahmud wants the court to determine whether the alleged refusal of Damagum to convene a meeting of the National Executive Committee for four quarters was not a breach of the PDP constitution.

According to him, going by the PDP Constitution, the PDP NEC meeting ought to hold every quarter.

He, therefore, wants “an order of perpetual injunction of this Honourable Court restraining the 2nd defendant (Damagum) from parading himself as acting National Chairman or acting in any manner whatsoever or carrying out further functions as the National Chairman of the 1st defendant (PDP).”

He wants the court to nullify “all actions and decisions taken by the 2nd defendant (Dagagum) on behalf of the 1st defendant (PDP) from the time of the expiration of his tenure in acting capacity as the Chairman of the 1st defendant (PDP).”