Nigeria: PDP asks court to jail Baraje, Oyinlola
The Peoples Democratic Party has asked a Federal High Court, Abuja, to commit to prison the New PDP officials led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje for alleged contempt of court.
The PDP under Alhaji Bamanga Tukur also urged the court to jail the Baraje-led faction’s National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Dr. Sam Jaja.
The three had sued Tukur; the Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus; National Women Leader, Dr. Kema Chikwe; and National Publicity Olisah Metuh.
The Tukur faction in response to the Baraje faction’s court action, filed the contempt suit against the three on Wednesday.
Counsel for Tukur’s PDP, Mr. Ajibola Oluyede, who made the court papers available to journalists at a briefing in Lagos, said he was directed by the faction to file the contempt suit..
Oluyede also added that he had also filed a preliminary objection against the suit filed by the Baraje faction at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja.
Baraje and his faction had filed the suit seeking an order to restrain Tukur and other members of his executive council from further parading themselves as officials of the PDP.
But the Tukur faction, through its newly-filed contempt suit, is seeking to jail Baraje, Oyinlola and Jaja for a minimum of one year each for allegedly violating a judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The judgment was said to have been delivered on January 11, 2013 in a suit.