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Withdraw court cases or face sanctions, PDP warns members

By Ibrahim Sarafa, Osogbo

Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday directed all members of the party that had instituted cases against the party to withdraw them or face sanctions.

A statement by Prince Diran Odeyemi, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said the party considered myriads of cases instituted against it by members as inimical to string of successes it has achieved in the last few years.

Odeyemi said any PDP member with genuine interest in the party must not make himself available to be used by elements that want to slow down its progress through needless litigations.

The statement reads, “We consider it inimical to our progress as a vibrant political party the myriad of cases instituted against PDP by members who are expected to be part of the concerted efforts towards being the ruling party in Nigeria.

“We can’t continue to struggle under the yoke of needless litigations when we intend to return to power both at federal level and in other states that are out of control of PDP at the moment.”

Odeyemi reminded members of a National Executive Council (NEC) decision to sanction any member, no matter how highly placed, who through court cases constitute themselves as cog in the wheel of progress of the party adding that some members have been expelled from the party because of this in the recent past.

“We are monitoring situations in Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Lagos and other states across the country regarding court matters instituted by our members.”

Assuring that whoever that is aggrieved would get justice using party’s internal mechanism and not through the court.

The party PDP announced that any member that fail to comply with the directive will face sanctions.

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