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Move to sack Ayu gets legal backing

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The political move to sack the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu has got legal reinforcement.

This development was followed by a suit filed by Chuma Chinye, erstwhile principal secretary to the former National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus praying the court to order the dissolution of the Ayu-led National Working Committee, NWC, over alleged non-compliance with the party’s constitution in the conduct of the National Convention through which the NWC was elected.

The matter came up at the Abuja Federal High Court last Friday, October 14.

But the presiding Justice, Binta Nyako ruled that there was no need for a formal application for an accelerated hearing because from the very nature of the case, the reliefs sought and possible impact on the electoral process, she was minded to hear and determine the matter expeditiously.

She, therefore, ordered that the matter be fixed for definite hearing on November 10, 2022.

It appears the PDP leadership took the matter lightly and blindsided by the innocuous legal action drawn to sack the entire NWC.

But insider sources said the party has been jolted by this development and now at a quandary over this latest onslaught that may prove to be its Achilles’ heel.

Political pundits said the disaffected PDP G-5 Governors may not be unconnected with the new legal ambush.

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