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PDP Crisis: Youths call for president, governors’ intervention



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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youths under the aegis of the PDP Youths Congress (PDPYC) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP governors to intervene in the crisis rocking the party, saying; “The PDP house is crumbling and if urgent corrective steps are not taken, the Dr Bamanga Tukur-led National Working Committee (NWC) would kill the party.”

The PDPYC, which said it was worried at the rate due process of law was being jetitioned by the NWC for crude and retrogressive actions, added that; “the last week Friday’s decision of the NWC sacking the South-West Zonal Working Committee and recognising the Buruji Kasamu-led faction of the party in Ogun State is a total affront on the rule of law.”

In a release issued today by its Convener, Mr. Oluwole Durojaiye, copy of which was made available to journalists online, PDPYC said it was clear that the Bamanga Tukur-led NWC does not mean well for the party and it should be given the red card that it deserved.”

Queried PDPYC; “if a judgment of a lower court had been appealed against and the Appeal Court had already granted a stay of execution of the judgment, what interest does the NWC has to have directed the withdrawal of the appeal?

“And if a notice of withdrawal of an appeal was filed and other parties to the case have also notified the court that they are not parties to the notice of withdrawal, shouldn’t the NWC have waited for the Court of Appeal to adjudicate on the notice of withdrawal before going ahead to give effect to the already stayed judgment of the lower court?

“Then, why hasn’t the NWC acted on the order of Justice O. E. Abang in Suit Number FHC/L/CS/282/2012, which nullified the National Convention that produced the entire members of the NWC?

“Why is the Bamanga Tukur-led  NWC chosing which court order to obey and which one it should not obey, and in the process acting in contempt of the Appeal Court?”

The youths said further; “From all intent and purposes, there must be a certain interest being protected by the NWC and it is painful that this is being done at the expense of our great party, the PDP.

“If not, what made the issue of the Ogun State and the South-West Zonal Excos so urgent that an emergency meeting had to be held to address it? Was there a valid court judgment or order that would have been contravened had the NWC not acted as it did last Friday?

“All these are questions our president and governors must ask the Bamanga Tukur-led NWC before they destroy our party and jeopardise the chances of we, the youths that are desirous of using the party platform to achieve political greatness like our president and governors.”

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