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South-West Congress, Sheriff, Others Will Answer To Court – Adeyanju

Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, Governor Ayo Fayose and Others who allegedly permitted the conduct of the Southwest zonal congress, will explain where they derived such authority to the Court, the National Auditor of the PDP, Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju has said.

“Those that went ahead with the exercise despite the court order will have to answer to the court when the time comes.” Adeyanju said.

National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Professor Oladipo Adewale and Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju had on Friday told newsmen that they were in possession of a Court Order demanding the party to stay action on the scheduled southwest zonal congress.

Adeyanju in a statement Sunday said that “We confirmed to them that we have received the court order at the national leadership and we communicated to them to stop the exercise. We are a law abiding party and we will not condone the disobedience of a court order”

He said the purported congress of last Saturday was illegal and an exercise in futility as all concerned were duly briefed on the Court Order issued by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which on Thursday granted a restraining order against the party’s conduct of South west zonal congress.

Adeyanju said the action of those who convened the event was but a fragrant show of impunity that the party would not tolerate such actions as a law abiding party.

Adeyanju and National Secretary of the party, Professor. Wale Oladipo, being the two highest ranking party officers in the zone, had on Friday in Abuja, admitted receipt of the court order and declared that the party would comply accordingly.

But, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose was alleged to have spearheaded the conduct of the congress which held in Akure, Ondo State.

According to Alhaji Adeyanju, “it is the height of indiscipline and political rascality for any PDP member to claim ignorance of the Order or participate in such futile exercise.”

“Why would they encourage such impunity in our party. If the party has abided by the court order there is no reason why  some persons should still go ahead with such exercise. The party has no hand in it,’ Adeyanju stressed.



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