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PDP overrules Fayose, cancels South West Congress

The PDP has called off the South-West zonal congress of the party which was originally scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday).

The national leadership of the party said it took the decision in defiance to the order by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, which restrained the party from going ahead with its zonal congress.

It would be recalled that Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose had earlier said the party was unaware of the court order, and would hence go ahead with the congress.

But national secretary of the party, Prof Wale Oladipo said in Abuja on Friday that the party was recalling its officers already sent to Akure, the Ondo State capital, for the exercise.

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Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos, had restrained the party from going ahead with its zonal congress.

Another faction of the party had planned to hold a separate zonal congress in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.

Oladipo acknowledged that he had been served the court order, and that as a law abiding party, the PDP would not disobey the court order.

He said, “I’m also aware that the Independent National Electoral Commission will also not be at the congress.

“As a matter of fact, we are withdrawing our officers who have been sent to conduct the congress. We will stay action on it until the case if determined by the court.”

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