The attention of the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Executive Committee has been drawn to a fake news posted on some social media platforms to the effect that a court in Abuja has granted an order to prevent our party from going ahead with its scheduled Ward, Local Government and State Congresses in Ogun State.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Anyone who knows the dissidents in our midst would know that they are pathological liars whose stock-in-trade is deceit. No court granted any order. If they claim anything to the contrary, we challenge them to show the whole world the said order!
As they always do, they secretly went to the Federal High Court in Abuja to file a suit and wanted to get exparte orders against us but the court, as per the Honourable Justice Inyang Ekwo, dashed their hope and refused to grant any exparte order. Rather, the court ordered that the processes should be served on us.
We were served yesterday and our counsel, Prince Ajibola Oluyede, appeared in the matter today and filed a preliminary objection to the suit. After a lot of arguments, especially as it relates to their desperate bid to make the court to grant a restraining order against us, the court refused to make any order but advised parties not to do anything that will destroy the “res” (substance) of the case.
However, it is instructive to note that the Federal High Court, Abuja, cannot sit on appeal over a matter long decided by a court of coordinate jurisdiction. The Constitution of our great party, the 24th of June, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court in FHC/L/CS/636/2016; the decisions of the Court of Appeal in CA/L/864/2016 on the 4th of May, 2017 and 11th July, 2018 as well as the judgment of the Supreme Court in SC. 968/2018 on the 11th of February, 2019, which are still subsisting, binding and unappeallable owing to the effluxion of time, empower Engr. Adebayo Dayo as the Chairman of the PDP to be the Chairman of the State Congress. And as law-abiding citizens, we will always uphold the rule of law, no matter the shenanigans of the desperadoes. We are focused and remain unperturbed. PDP…Power to the People!
State Publicity Secretary
Ogun State PDP (03.03.2020)