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Court Stops Newly Setup Party Caretaker In Katsina

A Katsina State High Court has restrained the newly constituted Caretaker Committee of the state’s chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from running the party’s affairs.

This is contained in a ruling by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Musa Danladi, when he issued an interlocutory injunction, noting that the order is pending the determination of the suit brought before the court by the party’s embattled Acting Chairman, Salisu Uli and some elected party executives.

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Similarly, the ruling, also restrained the 2nd and 3rd defendant/respondent, PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from recognizing any member of the purported caretaker committee, constituted by the 2nd defendant (PDP), from running the party’s affairs in the state, pending the hearing and determination of the suit.

It could be recalled that the PDP National Working Committee, (NWC), had on March 23, set up a 13-member Caretaker Committee to oversee the affairs of the Katsina State chapter for 90 days, after it dissolved the State Executive Committee.

The said caretaker committee has since begun work after they were inaugurated in Abuja, and held their inaugural meeting in Katsina on Monday, April 10, with a promise to unite all factions and rebuild the party.

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