A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order restraining the party from conducting elections into the offices of the National Chairman, National Secretary and National Auditor of the party.
Incumbent National chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, is the sole candidate for the office of the chairman at the party’s national convention slated for May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The same court also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from monitoring the conduct of any election into the affected offices.
The order restraining the party from conducting elections was in respect of a suit brought before the court by Sheriff, the National Secretary, Prof. Olawale Oladipo and the National Auditor, Alhaji Fatai Adewale Adeyanju.
In the case with suit number FHC/L/CS/61 3/2016, dated May 6, 2016, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the PDP were listed as the 1st and 2nd defendants.