Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has bowed to court order by naming Setonji Koshoedo as its acting National Secretary following a decision by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Koshoedo, who previously served as the Deputy National Secretary, will assume the role pending the outcome of a legal case currently before the Enugu High Court.
The announcement was made by PDP acting National Chairman, Umar Damagum, following an NWC meeting held on Tuesday.
Damagum explained that Koshoedo’s appointment was necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the party in the midst of the ongoing legal proceedings.
“We decided that the Deputy National Secretary should take over in an acting capacity pending the resolution of the Court case,” Damagum stated. “We also direct parties involved in the Court case to stand down action for the party’s due process.”
Damagum further disclosed that the appointment was made in light of conflicting court orders regarding the position of National Secretary. The PDP is currently embroiled in a legal dispute over the legitimacy of Samuel Anyanwu, who was allegedly removed from the position by a court order.