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Court dismisses former Adamawa PDP exco’s suit

By Umar Yusuf

Yola—An Adamawa State High Court sitting in Yola, yesterday, dismissed the case filed by the former executives of the state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The former executives, led by Mijinyawa Kugama, had approached the court, asking it to nullify the decision of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, which dissolved the state executive and replaced it with a caretaker committee headed by Umar Damagum.

Kugama and his group asked the court to nullify the decision of the NWC and declare it illegal.

However, the court presided over by the state Acting Chief Judge, Justice Bobboi Umar, said he lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case as it was an “an intra-party affair.”

The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, had on October 17 announced the dissolution of the Mr. Kugama-led executive council and ordered its replacement with a caretaker committee headed by Mr. Damagum from Yobe State.


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