A Lagos Federal High Coury has issued an order stopping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from holding its national convention on May 21, 2016 im Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The suit, brought before Justice Ibrahim Buba, was allegedly filed by the National Chairman of the party, Ali Sheriff, the National Secretary, Adewale Oladipo and National Auditor, Fatai Adeyanju.
The plaintiffs had prayed the court to stop the convention pending the determination of the substantive suit, saying that there tenures was yet to expire.
The Independent National Electoral Commission was also listed as co-defendants by the petitioners.
However, the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu-Sheriff has disowned the suit.
According to Premium Times, Sheriff’s spokesman, Inuwa Bwala, had stated that they are “not aware of any court case and he did not authorize anyone to go to court on his behalf”.
Bwala also said that: “I can assure you the congress is on.”