Adedoja begs court to cancel PDP convention


A chairmanship aspirant at the recent national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja has filed a suit before the Federal High Court, in Abuja, seeking the cancellation of the December 9 convention.

The ex-minister on Monday prayed the court sitting in Abuja to nullify the outcome of the convention on the basis that he was “excluded” from the excercise.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, he stated than rather than using his name, the convention planning committee used “Taoheed Oladoja” and as such, his name did not appear on the ballot papers.

“That was not my name. Delegates could not have voted for a name that is nonexistent. If my name is not there, it means that there was no election,” he said.

Newsworth recalls that on the day of the convention, Adedoja was the only aspirant from the South-west who refused to step down for the consensus candidate from the zone, Tunde Adeniran

He did not secure a single vote from that election, as he and two others lost to Prince Uche Secondus from Rivers state.

The former minister of Sports and Special Duties told the newsmen that his exclusion from the ballot paper was responsible for the zero vote he scored at the convention which took place at Eagle’s Square in Abuja.

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