BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI
ABUJA-Two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Enugu State, Mr Onyinyechi Amalu and Nnaemeka Umeh, have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the former Acting National Chairman of the party, Dr Bello Haliru Mohammed, to account for all the monies accrued to the PDP while he was in office.
The plaintiffs are also urging the court to order the 2nd defendant, Mohammed, to forthwith, declare what he met in the PDP treasury when he assumed office as its acting Chairman, just as they sought an order that would compel him to give account of how the said monies were spent.
It would be recalled that the former PDP boss who was recently cleared by the Senate for a ministerial appointment had, ab-initio, relinquished his position in the party sequel to his nomination by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, the litigants, via an originating summon they filed before Justice Adamu Bello, are seeking “a declaration that all the acts, actions and activities of the 2nd defendant, Haliru, as the Acting National Chairman of the 1st defendant, PDP, and consequently as the purported head or member of the National Working Committee and or National Executive Committee and or any other organ of the 1st defendant, including but not limited to his actions, either alone or in conjunction with or as a member of the said NWC and or NEC, were unlawful, illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
They urged the court to void all the actions of the former acting chairman with regards to compiling, collating, signing, executing, sending or forwarding names of candidates that contested the last election under the PDP platform, contending that his appointment ab-initio, was in flagrant violation of Articles 7, 13 and 14 of the party’s constitution.