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Contempt: Secondus, Others Appear In Court


The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, and a few members of the social gathering’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Monday appeared earlier than the Lagos State High Court, sitting within the Igbosere space to cease contempt of court docket proceedings introduced towards them.

The proceedings have been because of alleged disobedience to a court docket order of November 12, 2019, which restrained Secondus and the social gathering’s NWC from conducting a particular election for the vacant workplaces on the Lagos State chapter of the social gathering.

Justice Taofikat Oyekan-Abdullahi expressed dismay that the PDP in Lagos state proceeded to conduct the particular election regardless of the information of the case and pending utility for interlocutory injunction.

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The particular election committee was chaired by Senator Obi on the occasion of Secondus.

The choose subsequently made an order for Secondus and Senator Obi to return to the court docket to clarify why they shouldn’t be dedicated to jail for defying its order.

At Monday’s proceedings, counsel to the claimants knowledgeable the court docket of his purchasers’ pending functions in search of for extension of time to file their response to the Preliminary Objection filed by the respondents.

The claimants within the swimsuit are Dr Adegbola Dominic, for state chairman of the social gathering, Elder John Babatunde Agbaje, Alhaji Fatai Ajisefinni and Chief Taiwo Kuye.

The respondents are the PDP, Senator Obi, Senator Biodun Olujimi, Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, Hon Danladi Baidu Tijo, Ahmed Mukthar and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

After arguments on whether or not the preliminary objection or the contempt proceedings needs to be heard first, the choose dominated in favour of the respondents and glued March 12, to listen to the contempt proceedings towards the contemnors.


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