Court sus­pends Nasarawa PDP chair

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Hassan Ibrahim, Lafia

AHigh Court in Nasarawa State has sus­pended the state chair­man of the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), Fran­cis Orogu, and or­dered the closure of the party sec­re­tar­iat in Lafia.

Pre­sid­ing judge of High Court 2 Lafia, Jus­tice John Viko, gave the or­der when he granted an ex-parte mo­tion dated Au­gust 9, filed by Sarki Mo­hammed, the fac­tional state PDP chair­man.

The court also re­strained Orogu from parad­ing him­self as the PDP chair­man pend­ing the hear­ing and deter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

The judge also or­dered the closure of the state sec­re­tar­iat of the party pend­ing hear­ing and deter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice.

When con­tacted, the state chair­man of the party, Orogu, said he was not aware of the court or­der, adding that he was not served with the or­der.

He said that the plain­tiff, Mo­hammed, was ex­pelled from the ward level of the party even be­fore he was elected as chair­man.

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