Lagos PDP Elects Doherty New Chairman Despite Court Order

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The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday elected a former governorship candidate of the party, Deji Doherty as its Chairman in a special election despite a court order stopping the election of new members into the State Working Committee.

Doherty polled 27 votes to beat Omotanwa Kudirat who garnered 21 votes in an election which only 45 delegates voted and conducted by Ben Obi who was the head of the three-man panel sent by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Party to conduct the election.

The election was held to fill eight vacant positions, including party chairmen for Apapa and Badagry Local Government Areas.

Three positions of legal adviser, assistant legal adviser and assistant organising secretary being occupied by Muyideen Tejumade, Akeem Olalekan and Adeniyi Ademola Rotimi, were unanimously endorsed as there were no opposition candidates in each of the three positions.

Princess Ambode Lydia polled 29 votes to beat her rival, Araoyibo Johnson, who scored 14 votes for the position of Assistant Publicity Secretary, while Olayinka Dada got 37 votes to beat his opponent, Ajiga Idowu Kayode, who also scored seven votes for the Assistant State Secretary position.

Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi of the Lagos High Court has ordered that a status quo should be maintained in the affairs of the party in the state.

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