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2015: Plateau PDP Crisis Deepens as Working Committee Drags Party Chairman, Others to Court


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The deepening crisis bedeviling the People’s Democratic Party in Plateau State has taken a different dimension as four members of the State Working Committee of the party have dragged the leadership of the party and the State Working Committee to Plateau State High Court over the move to vacate their respective offices for expressing their intentions to contest for an elective office in 2015 general election.

According to the reliefs being sought for by the Plaintiffs, Hon. Musa Auta Dauda, Mr. Micheal Anweri and Hon. Peter Shypsuk was the declaration that it was illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for the defendants to require them or other members of Plateau State Executive Committee to vacate or forfeit their offices just because they expressed thier intention to contest an elective office in the 2015 polls.

The plaintiffs are also seeking perpetual injunction restraining the defendants by themselves, agents, stafford privies whatsoever from demanding the resignation of the plaintiffs or any other members of the Plateau State Executives Committee of the 1st defendant or any other manner interfering with their functions as members of the Plateau State Executive Committee of the 1st defendant.

The Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Haruna Dabin and Plateau State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic party are the defendants in the suit.

It would be recalled that the State Chairman of the party Dr. Haruna Dabin aspiration has been generating controversy within the party following the stand of some members of the State Working Committee of the party, calling on the chairman to vacate his seat since he has declared his intention to run for 2015 governorship polls in the State.

Also during a meeting this week, four members of the State Working Committee of the party, staged a walk out on the premise that Dr. Dabin cannot preside over the meeting as the Chairman having declare his intention to contest the 2015 election.

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