Imo PDP Leaders Want Congresses Cancelled, Accuse Sheriff of Manipulation – As court stops further process

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Amby Uneze in Owerri


Leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State have called for a total cancellation of the congresses currently being held in the state as a result of alleged flawed processes used so far in the conduct of the congresses.

They have also accused the interim national chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, of expressing personal interest and manipulation.

In the meantime, a High Court sitting in Owerri has ordered that further processes relating to the congresses in the state be withheld forthwith pending the determination of the argument of the motion on notice for an interim injunction slated for May 19, 2016.

In a suit No. HOW/320/2016 before Justice K.A. Ojiako between Vitus Nwajioha, Ingram Odimegwu and six others as claimants and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Samuel B. Gwamman, Secretary, Congress Electoral Committee of PDP, Imo State, for and on behalf of the said Congress Electoral Committee as defendants, the court ordered that the applicants should serve and put the respondents on notice.

The court also ordered that by the prayers sought in the motion ex parte for interim injunction, it was of the view that the matter was not ripe to be heard ex-parte until the parties are served.

It therefore urged the parties not to do any act that would have the effect of rendering nugatory any decision on the matter.

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