As controversy over the legitimacy or otherwise of the conducted Cross River congress continues, a federal high court in Abuja has fixed Monday for judgement in the case instituted against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Hon Jones Tangban and others had on November 6 approached the court presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/824/2014 asking that the PDP, its national chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, the national secretary, Prof Wale Oladipo, the party’s NWC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) be restrained from taking any step on the list.
They specifically prayed the court to grant an order of interim injunction restraining the 1st- 4th defendants, their agents, servants or assigns from taking any step or receiving and acting on any purported report or list of candidates or persons purporting to be the list of elected delegates at the ward congress held in Cross River State on November 1, 2014 from any person or persons other than the electoral committee.
It would be recalled that the court presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola had, on November 6, restrained the PDP, its national chairman, national secretary and the NWC from taking any step or receiving and acting on any purported report or list of elected delegates at the ward congresses conducted in Cross River State on November 1, 2014 from any person or persons other than the electoral committee as constituted in Exhibit A before the court pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
Meanwhile, elders of the PDP in the state have kicked against the purported cancellation of the ward congress results.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Elder Ojong Bassey told newsmen in Abuja that the cancellation was unacceptable.