Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on Thursday hear a motion for interlocutory injunction seeking among others, an order stopping the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for August 17.
The judge on Tuesday granted the applicants, who are mostly members of the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the party, leave to have the application heard during the court’s long vacation.
The applicants are – Sheriff, Prof. Wale Oladapo (National Secretary), Dennis Alonge-Niyi (Deputy National Youth Leader), Alhaji Bashir Maidugu (Deputy National Legal Adviser), Mrs. Hanatu Ulam (Deputy National Women Leader), Alhaji Lawa Dutsima Anchi (Deputy National Auditor), Chief Okey Nnadozie (Deputy National Organising Secretary) and Chief Olisa Metuh (National Publicity Secretary).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP are the respondents.
The Sheriff faction filed the interlocutory application on July 20 shortly after the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction announced August 17 for the party’s national convention.
They specifically want the court to stop the party from going ahead with the planned national convention pending the determination of their substantive suit.