PDP convention: South-west urges Makarfi to obey rule of law

By Saminu Ibrahim




Ahead of the December National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Senator Ahmed Makarfi -led National Caretaker Committee (NCC) has been urged to obey the rule of law and avoid acts capable of affecting the convention

The call, according to the Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led Southwest Zonal Executive Committee of the party, followed an order of the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, restraining the PDP from preventing the South West Zonal Executive Committee under his leadership and other delegates from the zone to the December 9 National Convention

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Vice-Chairman of the party in the South-west, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, urged the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the party to “uphold the Rule of Law as a product of the Law

” According to the statement, “this is sequel to the 18th October, 2017 court order, which was given by Justice Taiwo O Taiwo which restrained the PDP, the Chairman and Secretary of the NCC from preventing Makanjuola and other leaders of the party from the South-west zone from attending the National Convention, just as it barred the party, its offi cers and organs from allowing the Eddy Olafeso-led group from participating in the convention or submitting any list as South West delegates

” “Named in the suit with number FHC/AD/CS/18/2017, are Chief Makanjola Ogundipe, Chief AdepegbaOtemolu, Lanre Orimoloye, Supo Ijabadeniyi and Femi Carena

“Th e defendants are the Independent National Electoral Commission, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi , Senator Ben Obi, Eddy Olafeso, Vunmi Jenyo, Adeola Ogunrinde and Femi Adetola

“Others are Ojo Williams, Fasiu Bakenne, Philip Aivohji, Mrs
Oluwawumi Oshinroluke, Biliaminu Ogundele, Femi, Makinde, the Inspector General of Police and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Osogbo, commissioner of police, Ondo state, Department of State Services and State Security Service, Ondo state

” Ogundipe said the Senator Makarfi -led NCC and the national leadership of the party have a duty not to encourage impunity and lawlessness if they were desirous of building a new PDP that will appeal



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