ABUJA — The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said that the party will respect the court judgment restraining it from appointing a new caretaker committee in the South-West until a valid congress is held.
Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Lagos had, Monday, held that the current members of the caretaker committee in the South -West be recognised by the PDP as the valid officers of the party in the zone, saying: “I hold that the plaintiffs can remain in office until a valid congress is held.”
Metuh, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent said: “The PDP is a law-abiding party and as a result of that will obey the court judgment.”
He, however, added that the party would follow up to ensure that the zonal congress was organised as soon as possible in accordance with the tone of the judgment.
Speaking on what had delayed the congress, the PDP’s spokesman said it had to do with logistics, noting that the party was prepared to hold the congress as soon as possible.
He said: “The working committee met today (Wednesday) and this matter was one of the issues discussed. We want to hasten the process of holding the congress. The committees responsible for this are already working on it.”