Less than three months after Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, conducted its National Convention, one of the aggrieved candidates, Prof Taoheed Adedoja, has again approached a federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking for an accelerated hearing of the suit he filed against the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the party.
PDP had December 9 and 10 conducted its National Convention where Secondus emerged as the party National Chairman.
Adedoja, who lost at the convention had expressed dismay at the zero (0) score credited to him as a national chairmanship candidate, insisting that he was maligned and embarrassed as a result.
The Counsel to Prof Adedoja, Messrs Rickey Tarfa & co, on Monday approached the Court to request for an accelerated hearing to an earlier suit filed on December 18, 2017 with Suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/1255/2017 whose name was “unlawfully excluded from participating in the December 9 national chairmanship election of the PDP.”
Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday on the issue, Adedoja said, “all the defendants/respondents in this case including Prince Uche Secondus, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had long been served with the originating processes in the earlier suit
“The abridgement of time sought by Rickey Tarfa is to enable the case to be heard by the Federal High Court expeditiously as the aim of the suit bothers wholly on the right of Adedoja to participate in the said convention coupled with the need to urgently determine the right of the parties in the suit
“This is to enable INEC deal with the valid and authentic National Chairman of PDP with respect to the scheduled conduct of any primary election or any activity of the party requiring any correspondence with INEC.”
Adedoja, who revealed that the outcome of the convention had traumatised him and members of his family, said; “The announcement of the result has left him, family members, friends and political associates shattered with a Psychological trauma.”
He, however, urged the court to swing into action without further delay.