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Saturday, 6 February 2016
Gulak Drags PDP To Court Over NEC Scheduled Meeting
Self-imposed National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, has dragged the party before the Court of Appeal asking it to stop the party from holding National Executive Committee meeting or any other meeting outside his (Gulak) chairmanship.
In a motion filed by his lawyer, Mr. J.S. Okutepa (SAN) at the Court of Appeal dated Friday, January 29, Gulak is seeking an order of injunction restraining the party from allowing any order person to act as National Chairman to preside over the meeting.
He also prayed the Court to restrain the Acting National Chairman and the Secretary of the PDP, Uche Secondus and Prof. Wale Oladipo or any other person from presiding over any of the party’s meetings.
He insisted that until a superior court overturns the Justice Baba Heseein judgement of December 16, 2015, he is the only one legally allowed to occupy the office of the national chairman of the party.
Similarly, in another suit by Messers Silva Opusunju and Associates, Gulak filed for an originating summons in pursuant of order 1, Rule 2 of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (civil procedure rules) 2004 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the Court against the PDP, Chairman of the party’s Governors Forum, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; Oladipo and the National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwon.
In the suit, Gulak is seeking the determination whether the ruling of the court of December 16, is valid until the determination of the appeal filed by the PDP and Secondus in suit no: CV/153/15.
He also asked the court to determine whether the continuous parade by Secondus as acting national chairman is not contemptuous and whether Mimiko can order Oladipo to take over the position of the acting national chairman from Secondus was in order or not.
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