By ONOZURE DANIA
Lagos — A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has fixed October 10, 2013, for the hearing of its ruling on the preliminary objection filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain a suit filed by a faction of the party.
Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, yesterday, fixed the date after hearing the arguments from both parties in the suit which was filed by the Alhaji Kawu Baraje’s faction of the PDP.
The other claimants in the suit are Dr. Sam Jaja and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
The faction had asked the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining Tukur and three others, from parading themselves as PDP National Executive Committee members.
Joined alongside Tukur as defendants are Mr. Uche Secondus, Deputy National Chairman; Dr. Kema Chikwe, Women Leader and Mr. Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary.
Tukur and the other defendants had on September 18, 2013, asked the court to strike out the suit on the issue of jurisdiction.