Anambra 2021: PDP Weighs Options as Court Annuls Congress, Nullifies Delegate List

Left in a quandary over the outcome of an FCT high court judgement which nullified its delegate congress on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is weighing its options concerning its next move.
Party leadership is said to be calling for an emergency meeting on decide on the next line of action.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi ruled that in sacking the party’s state executive committee after hearing a case which questioned their legitimacy as filed by aggrieved party members, all the acts undertaken by the said exco are null and void.
In other words, that the PDP went ahead to conduct the delegate election on June 10 and 11 in spite of a subsisting court order, all such actions taken were null and void in the eyes of the law.
Earlier, two chieftains of the party, Ndubuisi Nwobu and Uchenna Obiora, had prayed the court for an order to stay the judgment of June 9 pending the determination of the appeal. The court however, turned down the application, insisting that they have not provided sufficient grounds for the court to do so.
“The first applicant, PDP, which is the principal party, has maintained in the face of this court that its judgment is null and void for want of jurisdiction. The same party cannot, at the same time, seek equitable reliefs from the same court.
A party that has no regard for the judgment of a court and described it in derogatory terms to the whole world, as shown in Exhibit C, cannot quietly return to the same court to seek equitable relief to stay the same judgment that it defied and defiled.
An assessment of the totality of the circumstances that have been presented before me by the instant applications leads to only one conclusion, which is that the applicants do not have an iota of respect for the authority of this court they issued a release to embolden their members not to reckon with the judgment of the court and followed it up by taking of definite contemptuous steps in disregard of the court’s judgment.
For them to come back with a motion for stay of execution and injunction pending the determination of their appeal, in my view, is a clear afterthought,” the court ruled.

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