A High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State has granted the prayers sought by 43 aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contained in motion on notice filed before the court.
The presiding judge, Justice Sabi’u Shuaibu in a ruling said the application has merit and accordingly ordered as prayed.
The plaintiffs, Alhaji Abdul-Malik Haliru (Milton), and 42 others filed a suit before the court against the PDP and four others, praying for an order setting aside the purported congress held variously at wards, local governments and state executive committees during the pendency of the applicant’s motion on notice.
The applicants also sought an order returning the party to status quo ante as well as an order of injunction restraining any member of the second respondents from parading himself as a member of the executive committee for any ward, local government and state following the purported congresses held in defiance of the applicants’ substantive suit and motion on notice.
The aggrieved members sought an order dismissing the respondents’ purported preliminary objection for constituting a flagrant abuse of the process of the court.
In his ruling after listening to submissions from the counsels to the applicants and respondents, Justice Sabi’u Shuaibu said considered as a whole, the applicants have satisfied the court on the two things required in the application of this nature and therefore found the application meritorious and ordered as prayed.