In an interesting twist to the crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the dissolution of the South-West executive arm of the party, the sacked national auditor, Chief Bode Mustapha, has given the PDP national chairman, Dr Bamanga Tukur and the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) seven days to rescind its decision or face criminal contempt.
This was made known in a letter, entitled: “Purported removal from office of the national auditor and the dissolution of South-West zonal executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” dated February 18 and signed by counsel for Chief Mustapha, Mr Gbenga Oyewole. The letter was received on behalf of the NWC by its national legal adviser, Mr Victor Kwon.
The letter reads in part, “We have the instruction of our client to request for a reversal of the said decision, which should also be given adequate publicity within seven days of the date hereof, failing which our client shall take further steps in protection of the pending judicial processes and the constitution of the party.
“It is our fervent hope that the reversal will be effected to avoid the unpleasant consequences of a proceeding in criminal contempt which will be instituted against your good self before the Court of Appeal among several other options open to our client