PDP Dissolves Kano Executive Committee , Despite Court Order

Despite a court restraining order, National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday dissolved the Kano State Executive Committee of the party.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Spokesman of the PDP Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday.

Mr Ologbondiyan said the dissolution was reached at an NWC meeting held on Thursday.

“Consequently, a Caretaker Committee has been constituted to pilot the affairs of the state chapter of the party. Details of the Caretaker Committee would be made public in due course.

“All members of the party in Kano state and across the nation should be guided accordingly,” the spokesperson said.

Although a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice N S. Umar, had restrained the national and state leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from tampering with the Kano state chapter of the party on Friday.

Justice Umar in an interim order dated Aug. 28, ordered both the applicants and the respondents to maintain the status quo ante, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

Alhaji Umar Mai Goro Rano and four others dragged the national and Kano state leadership of the PDP before Justice Umar challenging the plans to restructure the party’s executive committee.

Solacebase gathered  that the dissolution may not be unconnected with the defection of the state former Governor, Senator Rabiu  Musa Kwankwaso  to enable him seize control of the party structure.
Kwankwaso, who has huge followers in the state, on Wednesday formally declared his intention to run for the nation Presidential seat.