After two separate suits challenging the appointment of Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu as, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was withdrawn at a Federal High Court, Abuja division, another fresh suit has been filed before the court seeking the ouster of Mu’azu as the party’s chairman.
A member of the PDP, Aliyu Garba Gubrin, through his lawyer, Lilian Ojima, has approached the court, arguing that Mu’azu cannot preside over the affairs of the party because his appointment as the chairman of the party did not follow due process.
Already, Mu’azu is gearing up to chair the party’s national convention billed for December 6, 2014 where President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to emerge as the presidential candidate of the party.
The plaintiff, in an originating summon with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/821/2014 dated November 5, 2014, is also challenging the purported resignation of the former chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
The PDP, through its counsel, Kwor Victor, has filed a memorandum of appearance.
The case has been assigned to Justice Evoh Chukwu of the court and is expected to come up on November 12, 2014.
Joined as defendants in the suit are the former chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur; current chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The plaintiff, a House of Representatives aspirant, begged the court to determine whether the resignation of Tukur on January 15, 2014 duly complied with section 47(5) of the constitution of the party.