Immediate past National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has instituted a suit at a Federal High Court, Abuja praying the court to issue an order according him recognition as the substantive national chairman of the party and also allowing him to preside over the forthcoming national convention of the party.
In addition, Tukur is also seeking an order allowing him to preside over the affairs of the party until 2016, when his tenure as the party’s national chairman would have expired.
Tukur’s position was contained in a counter claim he filed at the registry of the court yesterday through his counsel, Adamson Adeboro. The motion comes up today for hearing by Justice Evoh Chukwu.
The counter claim was a response to a suit instituted by an aspirant to the House of Representatives in Adamawa State, Aliyu Gurin, seeking to unseat the present National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu and also stop the party’s planned delegates’ convention. – The Sun.