Court affirms dissolution of Adamawa PDP Exco

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The court said it lacked jurisdiction over the matter.

An Adamawa High Court sitting in Yola, Tuesday, dismissed the case filed by the former executives of the Adamawa Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The former executives, led by Mijinyawa Kugama, asked the court to nullify the decision of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, which dissolved the state executive and replaced it with a caretaker committee headed by Umar Damagum.

Mr. Kugama and his group approached the court to nullify the decision of the NWC and declare it illegal. But the state’s Chief Judge, Umar Bobboi, who presided over the case cited lack of jurisdiction to entertain the case as it was an “an intra party affair.”

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, had on October 17 announced the dissolution of the Mr. Kugama led executive council and ordered its replacement with a caretaker committee headed by Mr. Damagum from Yobe state.

The Adamawa PDP has been in crisis for some time. Reports say the crisis is a power play between the State Governor, Murtala Nyako; and the party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

Details later.

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