A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Apo, Abuja, has set aside the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu (Ogun East) and the Ogun State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Adebayo Dayo, by the party.
Justice Valentine Ashi, in a ruling yesterday, held that the purported expulsion was unlawful because it was done in flagrant disobedience of a subsisting order of the court of December 7, 2017, which was restated on January 9, 2018, directing parties not to do anything to jeopardise the hearing of the pending case.
While restating its earlier order on January 9, 2018, the court had added that the PDP must not carry out any disciplinary action against the defendants without, first, having recourse to the courts.
Justice Ashi, who nullified the expulsion, also set aside PDP’s letter dated August 1, 2018, conveying the expulsion to Kashamu and Dayo.
The judge ordered the PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, to, within 48 hours of his receipt of the court order, explain why the court’s disciplinary measure should not be deployed against him for aiding his party to violate a valid court order.