Faction to hold meeting next week.
The Abubakar Baraje-led faction of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it has filed a notice of appeal over last week’s ruling by a Federal High Court, Abuja, which restrained it from using PDP’s logo and colours, and recognised the Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee, NWC, as the authentic leadership of the party.
A statement by the spokesperson of the faction, Chukwuemeka Eze, on Thursday in Abuja, said the notice of appeal was filed by its team of lawyers.
Mr. Eze said the decision to file the appeal was taken at an emergency meeting of the faction following the return of its leader, Abubakar Baraje, from the 2013 pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
He said the faction was convinced that it had a good case and was determined to ensure that Mr. Tukur and “his cohorts” were not allowed to hold sway as the leaders of PDP.
“Our teeming members and supporters should, therefore, entertain no fears whatsoever and should remain steadfast as we seek to legally establish our case and logically conclude our mission to rescue the PDP from anti-democratic forces so as to restore the noble vision of the party’s founding fathers,” he said.
G7 Governors meeting postponed
Mr. Eze also said the proposed meeting of seven governors, who are part of the faction, and its other officials, had been postponed due to the governors’ busy schedules. The meeting was earlier scheduled for this week.
The seven governors who are members of the PDP faction include the governors of Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Adamawa, Niger, Kwara, and Rivers.
He said the meeting would now hold next week.
“One of the major issues slated for discussion is how to receive our new members; particularly the five additional PDP Governors who have indicated interest in joining us,” he said.
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