Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo has said an order of injunction of the State High Court restraining him and his executive as officers of the party improper because he was not served with any court process.
Speaking in a statement signed bythe party’s Publicity Secretary, Dr Rex Olawoye, Oyedepo said: “we heard as a rumours that an ex-parte order of injunction has just been issued against the State Executive of the Kwara State Chapter of the PDP by an Ilorin High Court.
“The injunction may be to stop the Chairman and perhaps other members of the Executive from parading themselves as the authentic Kwara State Executive of the PDP. This injunction if true, must have been issued by the honorable court in error. This is because we have never been issued and served with any court process in respect of any case,”.
According to him, there was a case of litigation in respect of PDP congress conducted on November 13, 2017 which was filed at the Federal High Court, Ilorin by Prince Sunday Adeniran Fagbemi and others since December, 2017.
The case, he said, was thrown out by that court on May 31, 2018 saying; “instead of the Plaintiff, Prince Fagbemi and company to go on appeal, they decided to take the same case to a State High Court.
“The court has never served us court process so that the matter can be heard on merit; as there is no urgency to warrant an ex parte application in a matter that was instituted more than eight months ago.
The party chairman therefore appealed to PDP members and supporters to be calm promising legal process will be set in motion to vacate the order of injunction forthwith.