The Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, has said it is unperturbed by the ruling of a Lagos High Court presided over by Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie which threw out its suit instituted against the PDP national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and his National Working Committee, NWC.
In a statement signed by the faction’s National Publicity Secretary, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the New PDP said there was no cause for alarm over the ruling as it had nothing to do with the merit of the case but jurisdiction.
The statement read, “We wish to assure our teeming members and Nigerians in general that there is no cause to worry. This is because the ruling has nothing to do with the merit of the case but the place of filing. As advised by His Lordship, we shall hasten to re-file the suit, this time in Abuja, as we are convinced about the merit of our case.
“Finally, we urge all our supporters and members not to despair or exercise any atom of fear and should continue to support the leadership of our great party under the able leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Baraje as we are getting closer to freeing our party from the enclave of undemocratic elements currently holding us to ransom and doing everything within their powers to ruin all that our founding fathers struggled to build.
“With today’s (yesterday) court ruling, we are now very determined to restore PDP to the path of honour particularly now that we have lost our great first National Chairman, Dr. Solomon Lar to the cold hands of death. Let us reiterate that nothing and we repeat nothing will stop us from implementing the visions of both Dr. Solomon Lar and all the founding fathers of our great party to the letter and keeping all undemocratic elements at bar from leadership of our great party.”