The South West leaders met with Mr. Tukur on Tuesday.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has turned down the request by leaders of the party in the South West to allow them hold the zonal congress on Thursday ahead of the national convention on Saturday.
Some of the South West leaders who came to lobby the national leadership include Iyiola Omisore, Ishola Filani, Buruji kashamu, Yekini Adeojo, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Abiodun Olujinmi. They came to meet the PDP chairman because the party’s NEC asked the NWC to deal with the matter without recourse to it.
Mr. Tukur was said to have told the south west leaders that apart from the court injunction restraining the party from conducting the congress, the party had no logistics to go ahead with the exercise.
The National Executive Committee of the PDP had last Thursday suspended the conduct of the south west congress following an injunction by an Ekiti State High Court.
A former National Vice Chairman of the Party in the South West, Segun Oni, instituted the suit, challenging the plan by the ruling party to fill the position from which he was sacked.
PREMIUM TIMES also learnt that while the meeting between Mr. Tukur and the South West delegates was ongoing, an aide of President Goodluck Jonathan came to confer with the national chairman and told him not to entertain the request.
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