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PDP chieftain sues acting chairman for ‘neglecting party’s constitution’




Daboikiabo Warmate, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has filed a suit against, Umar Damagum, acting national chairman of the party.

Warmate, who is also the leader of the concerned PDP league (CPDPL), also sued the national working committee (NWC) and national executive committee (NEC) of the party.

Warmate alleged that the acting chairman, NWC and NEC “negligently and flagrantly disrespected and disregarded” section 31 subsection 4 of the PDP 2017 constitution as amended.

According to the PDP chieftain, the section states that; “the NEC shall meet at least once in every quarter at the instance of the national chairman or at the request of two-thirds of its membership, who shall notify the chairman at least seven days prior to the meeting; and an emergency meeting may be summoned by the national chairman having regard to all the circumstances of the agenda.”

He said no such meeting had been held since the 97th NEC conference, which was held on September 8, 2022.

Consequently, Warmate is seeking an order restraining the defendants from carrying out any further activities of the party

He is also praying the court for an order directing that a NEC meeting be held within seven days to elect or appoint, fill or ratify the position of the acting capacity of the national chairman to a substantive national chairman and national secretary and other party officials whose positions are vacant.

He further sought an order from the court directing the defendants to pay N5 million as the cost of the suit and various expenses incurred in the course of the case.

The suit is yet to be assigned to a judge.