The suspended national secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola has dragged the party before a federal high court in Abuja challenging the propriety of his suspension.
Arguing that due process was not followed before he was suspended, Oyinlola in the suit filed by his lawyer, Prof. Awa Kalu, SAN, prayed the court to set aside his suspension.
He is also asking the court to take a judicial notice of the fact that his suspension was against the constitution of the party, saying that there were procedures to be followed before any party member could be suspended.
He is, therefore, asking the court to reverse his suspension from the party.
Recall that Oyinlola was suspended by the PDP on November 11, 2013 alongside the Chairman of the new PDP, Abubakar Baraje, his deputy, Sam Jaja and Ambassador Kazaure in a move widely believed to prevent the former Osun State governor from resuming office as national secretary of PDP following the verdict of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which ordered his immediate reinstatement.