PDP Crisis: Tukur-Led Leadership Suspends Oyinlola, Three Others
The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may just have deepened as the Bamanga Tukur led leadership of the party has suspended Former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the National Chairman of the splinter PDP, Kawu Baraje, his deputy, Sam Sam Jaja and a former senator from Jigawa state, Ibrahim Kazaure.
The suspension is coming just five days after a Court of Appeal ruled that Mr Oyinlola be reinstated as the National Secretary of the party.
While setting aside the January 11 judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which removed Mr. Oyinlola from office, the Court of Appeal, in the judgement read by Justice J.T Toh, held that the lower court acted in error by granting the declarative reliefs sought by the plaintiffs since the former national secretary was not a party to the suit that nullified the South West congress that produced him (Oyinlola).
It also said that Mr. Oyinlola’s right to fair hearing was infringed upon and therefore invoked Section 15 of the Court of Appeal Act in giving the judgement.
The suspension is believed to be a move to stop Mr. Oyinlola from resuming as national secretary as ordered by the Court of Appeal.
Oyinlola was billed to resume duties at the National Secretariat of the party located Wadata Plaza in zone 5, Abuja.
The faction of the party he belong to had said at the end of their meeting early this morning that Mr. Oyinlola, who was also national secretary of the faction, was set to resume duties at Wadata plaza.
But the Bamanga Tukur led PDP beefed up security around the national secretariat to prevent Mr. Oyinlola from resuming duties.
Police officers carrying automatic rifles were seen strategically positioned along the road leading to the secretariat from the popular Sky memorial plaza.
More policemen were also sighted almost covering the entire area surrounding the immediate vicinity of the secretariat on all sides.
Two Police patrol vehicles were parked directly opposite the secretariat main entrance, while two more were parked at the intersection between the secretariat and roads leading to the FCT Court complex, a few metres away
A Peugeot Expert Van was also strategically parked very closed to the main gate with all its doors open and its occupants in alert positions.
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