SUPPORTERS of the Peoples Democratic Party under the aegis of Concerned PDP League have demanded for the stoppage of the ongoing national electronic membership registration e citing infractions on the party’s constitution as reason for the demand.
It also issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Acting National Chairman of the party, Yemi Akinwonmi, to effect changes in the membership card authentication process.
This was contained in a petition signed by the legal representative of the group J. L. Tenalo, of Uwadiegwu Optus and Associates, obtained by our Correspondent, in Abuja, on Sunday.
The group threatened to go to Court should its demands were not met. While demanding that the National Organising Secretary be restrained from authenticating the cards, it also asked that all cards bearing his signature which have been issued should be withdrawn.
The petition titled: ‘Letter of infraction and gross violation of PDP constitution 2017 as amended on membership’, was addressed to the acting national chairman, Yemi Akinwomi.
It read in part, “In the light of the foregoing and in the overall interest of the party we recommend the following actions to be taken:
“The National Organizing Secretary should be restrained forthwith in the authentication of PDP membership card of any member of the PDP.
“The use of the designated names of the officers in authenticating the membership card should be restrained. The ongoing electronic registration and revalidation of membership exercise and the issuance of membership cards going on in the country should stop to enable the party to remedy this gross violation of the constitution. All already issued cards should be withdrawn and subsequent reissuance should effect the changes.
“We shall give an ultimatum of seven days from the date of this letter for the above actions to be taken, failure to which we shall be left without an option to seek redress in the court of competent jurisdiction.”
The document further read, “We are Solicitors to the Concerned PDP League represented by its leader Daboikiabo Warmate and Secretary Comrade Tasiu Mohammed (herein refer in this letter as “Our Client”) and on whose behalf and firm instruction we write this letter in respect of the above subject-matter.
“It is our brief to place on records and bring to your attention the very obvious infraction and gross violation of the PDP constitution 2017 as amended regarding the membership into the PDP.”
National Organising Secretary of the party, Col. Autin Akobundu could not be reached for comments. Calls to his mobile telephone indicated that it was switched off.