Police deny banning PDP congresses in Adamawa

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Yola — The police in Yola, Wednesday, denied banning the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, congresses at local government level in Adamawa.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 3, Alhaji Tambari Yabo, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Yola.

Yabo said the police only advised the party to suspend the congresses slated for today due to the lingering security challenges in the state, as according to him, some gunmen had launched attack in Maiha, Hong and Fufore Local Government Areas.

He said the advice became necessary so that the police could concentrate on the state security instead of trying to cope with the congresses. Yabo said he met with PDP stakeholders, including members of the state caretaker committee on the matter.

Meanwhile, a Yola High Court has granted interim injunction restraining the PDP caretaker committee from going ahead with the congresses. The injunction followed a request by one Mustapha Njobdi and two others.

The plaintiffs, who joined PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, and 10 others as co-defendants, challenged the party for dropping their names from the list of aspirants.

The plaintiffs, in a 45-paragraph affidavit deposed by their lawyer, Mr Salihu Adamu, said they bought, filled and returned their nomination forms for the congress in Mubi South Local Government and that they later discovered that their names were missing.

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