Symbol of justice
Despite a High Court order restraining the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yola, Adamawa State from going ahead with local government and state congresses scheduled to hold on January 3 and 8, respectively, the PDP local government congresses was Thursday conducted in the state.
The acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Nathan Musa, who had presided over the case, gave the no-election order on Wednesday prior to the council congresses.
The acting Chief Judge had granted an interim injunction restraining the PDP Caretaker Committee from continuing with Local Government and State congresses on the basis of complaints filed against the conduct of the PDP ward congresses conducted in the state on December 27,2013.
Responding as to why the party conducted the LG congresses, Public Relations Officer of the PDP caretaker committee, Mr Eli Gamaliel told THISDAY that the committee was not aware of the restraining order, adding that the High Court was yet to serve them with a copy of the restraining order.
He disclosed that as early as 9 am yesterday they had finished collecting results from their returning officers who conduct the congresses in the 21 LGA of Adamawa state.
Gamaliel said the party has since announced the names of the winners of the LG congresses in the 21 local government areas of the state.
In the same vein, Mr. Tahir Shehu, who identified himself as the legal adviser of the caretaker committee, disclosed that the court was yet to serve them with the restraining order. He said he had gone to the court to ask for the copy of the order but the court was yet to make one available to them.