SDP Leadership Tussle: Court to Rule on Motion Challenging Jurisdiction March 22


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By Alex Enumah

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court, Abuja will on March 22 decide whether her court has jurisdiction to entertain a suit seeking determination on the authentic leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Justice Ijeoma announced the date for ruling on Tuesday shortly after taking submissions on the Notice of Preliminary objections filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and four other respondents.

The suit filed by Chief Supo Shonibare and 11 others is seeking the recognition of the Olu Falae-led National Executive Committee (NEC) as the true leadership of the SDP as against the Prof. Tunde Adeniran faction.

According to the plaintiffs in the suit marked FHA/A/ABJ/CS/1358/2019, they were elected at the party’s national convention on March 9, 2016 for a period of four years but were displaced some time in 2018 by the Adeniran faction on claims that they were appointed at the party’s…

Source: Thisday Newspaper