By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse
The Jigawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has screened all candidates participating in the party’s state’s congress holding Sunday.
The congress was earlier billed for December last year but postponed due to litigation.
Reports from the state indicate that the date of the state congress was announced immediately after the state’s high court verdict dismissed the suit filed by some aggrieved members of the party challenging the process and conducted of the wards and local government congresses of the party in the state last Friday.
Speaking on phone to our reporter, the chairman, Publicity Committee of the congress, Alhaji Aminu Muhammad Gumel, said all candidates contesting positions at the state level were screened at the party’s state secretariat in Dutse by the congress committee from national headquarter.
Gumel said all delegates to the Congress were directed to be at the Dutse Township Stadium Sunday (today) 10-01-2012 by 10am in preparation for the State Congress.
Reports indicate that a high court in the state on Friday, sitting in Dutse, dismissed a suit challenging the faction loyal to former Governor Sule Lamido over party congresses.
The suit, filed by some aggrieved members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the former gubernatorial candidate in 2015, 2019 general election, Aminu Ibrahim, challenged the conduct of the party wards and local government congresses in the court.
The presiding judge, Musa Ubale, dismissed the case being an intra-party conflict and that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
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