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Court nullifies Nnamani’s expulsion from PDP

Written by on July 4, 2023

It appears there is more set back in the way of the main oppossition party in Nigeria in its effort to assert some authority on erring members.

This comes as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the expulsion of Senator Chimaroke Nnamani from the Peoples Democratic Party and described the action of the party as null and void.

Justice James Omotosho in his ruling following a suit filed by Senator Nnamani after the erstwhile National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee expelled him for alleged anti-party activities, says the party lacks the power to expel him.

The National Working Committee of the PDP had in February expelled some chieftains of the party including Nnamami over alleged anti-party activities including other weighty offenses that infringe on the party’s constitution.

Having rejected the expulsion, Nnamani took to the court claiming the Ayu-led NWC had no right to expel him from the party.

Ahead of today’s resumption of the Senate, the leadership of the PDP has resolved to transmit a letter to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, to stay action on filling the position of the Senate minority leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

This was part of the decision taken by the National Working Committee of the party at a meeting held at the Wadata Plaza, the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.

The meeting which was attended by seven NWC members and 25 out of 36 Senators elected on the platform of the PDP adopted the immediate past Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal for the position of Senate Minority Leader of the 10th Senate.

Tambuwal was elected in 2023 into the red chamber to represent Sokoto South Senatorial District following the completion of his second tenure as governor.

The NWC, however, resolved to delay the announcement of Tambuwal’s nomination until the majority of its Senators and NWC members return to Abuja from the Sallah break.

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