Aggrieved Lagos PDP Candidates take George, others to Court

Aggrieved Lagos PDP Candidates take George, others to Court

Forum of aggrieved Lagos PDP Candidates in 2023 General Elections has instituted a Suit against some Party Leaders, including Bode George, former PDP’s Deputy National Chairman, over alleged Anti-Party activities.

The Group comprising 24 Candidates who vied for various Elective Positions is led by Segun Adewale, the PDP Candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District in 2023 Elections.

The Suit, filed by the Group before a Federal High Court in Lagos, and dated March 26, 2024, is against the PDP (the First Defendant) and six others including Bode George and Kofoworola Bucknor (BOT Members).

Others include Philip Aivoji, Lagos State PDP Chairman; PDP Lagos State Executive; Adedeji Doherty, Former Lagos PDP Chairman; and the Lagos State LGA PDP Chairmen Forum.

The Case with Suit No FHC/L/CS/534/24 was filed on behalf of the Group by Omoniyi and Adeleke Law Firm (Primus Chambers) of 15, Alafia Street, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Suit read in part: “Our Submission is that as a Party Leader, you cannot be a Party Leader of two Political Parties at the same time; hence, you cannot promote Candidates of two Parties at the same time.

“The Principle of First Defendant’s Political Party does not allow its Members to belong to any other Group or Groups that is not governed by its Constitution.

“We humbly pray the Court holds that considering the evidence exhibited before this Court, the activities of the Second to Seventh Defendants constitute Party offences that must attract sanctions.

“This in line with Articles 59 (4) and (5) of the First Defendant’s Constitution.

“The Plaintiffs sought for an Order of the Court in mandating and directing the First Defendant to sanction, specifically expel the Second to the Seventh Defendants from the Party for offences and Anti Party activities.”

Meanwhile, the Group at a News Conference on Wednesday in Lagos, called on the National Leadership of the Party to sanction all those that worked against the fortune of the Party and its Candidates at the 2023 General Elections in Lagos.

The Leader of the Group, Adewale, popularly known as Aeroland, said that the Group took the step to further strengthen Democracy and ensure that those entrusted with Party/Public Positions were held accountable for their actions and inactions.

According to him, it is demoralising and disheartening for Members to spend their hard earned money to buy Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms with huge money, only for the Leaders to work against the Candidates during Elections.


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