Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ogun PDP seeks to stop Oyinlola at S’Court

The Ogun State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has
asked the Supreme Court to reverse the reinstatement of former Osun
State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as the National Secretary of the
In a notice of appeal filed at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on
Thursday, the appellants asked the apex court to reinstate the
judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, that sacked Oyinlola as the
National Secretary.
Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had on
January 11 declared that Oyinlola's nomination and subsequent election
as the National Secretary of PDP were invalid, null and void.
He relied on the order and two separate judgments of the Federal High
Court, Lagos, that nullified the South West zonal congress that
produced the former governor as a candidate for the National
Convention in March 2012.
But the Court of Appeal chaired by Justice Amiru Sanusi on Wednesday
reinstated Oyinlola after setting aside the judgment.
Dissatisfied, the State's PDP chairman, Adebayo Dayo, and secretary,
Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, through their counsel, Ajibola Oluyede, on
Thursday filed the appeal for and on behalf of other state officers.
Apart from the four grounds of appeal stated in the notice of appeal,
the appellants said they would file additional grounds of appeal upon
compilation of the Record of Proceedings in the case.
According to them, the Court of Appeal, Abuja erred in law "when it
overturned and set aside the judgment of the Federal high Court in
this action on the basis that the order sought to be enforced in this
action, which was made in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/282/2012, was made in
breach of the 1stDefendant's right to fair hearing because he was not
a party to that action in which the order was made."

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