Ex-min­is­ter flays fre­quent court in­junc­tions in PDP

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Harcourt

A for­mer min­is­ter of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adey­eye, has bereted politi­cians for run­ning to the ju­di­ciary at the slight­est provo­ca­tion to ob­tain all kinds of in­junc­tions which are ca­pa­ble of trun­cat­ing the coun­try’s democ­racy.

Prince Adey­eye, who rep­re­sents the South-West in the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led na­tional care­taker committee of the PDP, in an in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion with jour­nal­ists in Port Harcourt, over the weekend, said if not checked, the trend could de­stroy democ­racy and make Nige­ri­ans lose hope in the electoral process.

He said: “There have been in­terim in­junc­tions upon in­terim in­junc­tions by one man, just to dis­solve the party. It is wrong for peo­ple to use the court to force them­selves into the party. We wish to draw the con­scious­ness of the Nige­rian jour­nal­ists into this mat­ter, oth­er­wise the Nige­rian democ­racy will be in jeop­ardy.

“The idea of us­ing the court to force peo­ple into party or take con­trol of a party is some­thing I have never seen be­fore,” he said.

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