By Samuel Ogundipe
Alhaji Adamu Mu’Azu, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may now heave a sigh of relief as two different lawsuits seeking his removal as chairman have now been withdrawn, counsel to the two aggrieved members of the party announced on Thursday.
Mr. Elochukwu Nweke said at a press conference in Abuja that he’s withdrawing the suits on behalf of his clients because events have overridden some of the their contentions.
“We wish to officially announce that we have withdrawn the suit seeking to remove the PDP national chairman from office. This is in the best overriding interest of the party and in view of fresh evidence, letter and documentation from INEC”.
Mr. Emmanuel Onu and Mr. Ezionye Ndubuisi had, between September and October, filed separate lawsuits at the Federal High Court in Abuja questioning the legality of Mu’Azu’s emergence as the chairman of the party.
The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the PDP had in February ratified the appointment of the former Bauchi State governor following the resignation of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.