PDP: Adedoja Reconciles With Secondus

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• Withdraws suit from court

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has reconciled with Prof. Taoheed Adedoja over the dispute arising from the chairmanship contest in December 2017.

In a statement issued yesterday by Adedoja, the politician said he  had requested his lawyer Rikey Tarfa (SAN), to discontinue the case he filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

 According to Adedoja, “Due to the intervention of well meaning top party leaders and major stakeholders, I have requested my lawyers, Messrs. Rikey Tarfa and Co. to file the discontinuance of the case, also in the spirit of the month of Ramadan, a month of forgiveness, I have laid the matter to rest

Adedoja said by his discontinuation of the court case, he feels that the matter is now laid to rest.

“I am not asking for any compensation whatsoever from the party as only the Almighty can compensate any human being for his deeds and actions. The month of Ramadan is a month of forgiveness which I have adhered to in this case.  

“I remain a committed member of the party to ensure that the objectives of the founding fathers of our great party are achieved for the betterment of our country and for democracy to strive.

“It will be recalled that after the December 2017 national convention of the party held in Abuja, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, one of the contestants for the position of national chairman of PDP challenged the outcome of the election of the national chairman on the basis of the omission of his name on the national chairmanship ballot.

THISDAY gathered that prominent leaders of the party such as former Senate President, Chief Pius Anyim Pius; Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi; the Chairman of the reconciliation committee, Governor Seriake Dickson; and the Chairman of Former Ministers’ Forum,  Tanimu Turaki (SAN) played key roles in finding political solution to the Adedoja’s case.

 Others are former Governors Rasheed Ladoja; Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State and Senator Biodun Christine Olujimi.