By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi who represented Kaduna North Senatorial District within the Nationwide Meeting (2015-2019), Dr Dogara Mato, 5 others who have been suspended by the Felix Hassan Hyet-led Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) caretaker Committee in Kaduna State has appealed their suspension and challenged the powers of the caretaker committee to arrange the 7-man disciplinary committee.
Senator Hunkuyi, Hon. Hashim Garba, Ibrahim Lazuru, Dr John Danfulani, Lawal Imam Adamu and Ubale Salmanduna have been suspended by the Kaduna State PDP caretaker committee over allegation of anti get together actions and requested to face a 7-man disciplinary committee.
Their joint attraction signed by Dr. John Danfulani on behalf of different suspended members and addressed to the Chairman, North-West Zonal Working Committee, (Nationwide Vice Chairman North-West Zone) of the get together was in pursuant to Part 61 (1) of the PDP Structure, which states that“ Any member of the Celebration who’s aggrieved by a choice taken in opposition to him by any of the organs or officers of the Celebration shall have the appropriate of attraction to the fast increased organ of the Celebration inside fourteen days of the choice”.
The suspended members mentioned they weren’t given the chance to defend themselves and that the choice of the purported SWC of 16th Might, 2020 have been untenable earlier than the legislation in view of the truth that what’s presently on floor in Kaduna State is a caretaker committee, including that as caretaker committee it lacks powers to nominate/represent a disciplinary committee not being an govt committee.
In one other letter addressed to the Chairman of the 7-Man disciplinary committee and PDP Chairman Kaduna State Working Committee (SWC) by means of their lawyer, I.B. Ahmed and Co mentioned his purchasers is not going to honour the invitation of the disciplinary committee, stressing that it’s in opposition to subsisting courtroom order and quarantine legislation arrange by each the Federal and State authorities in opposition to any gathering.
Based on the letter which was acquired and acknowledged by the Secretary of the disciplinary committee Simon Arabo, the counsel to the suspended members urged the committee to take discover that; “it’s possible you’ll be undermining the Order of the Court docket issued on the 19th March, 2020 in opposition to the get together to name for a gathering when that you’ll inescapably be discussing points which are earlier than the Court docket of legislation in go well with No KDH/Z/78/2020 between Gambo Bala and 5 others vs the Nationwide Chairman, PDP and 6 others.
“It is going to quantity to contempt of courtroom so that you can write and for any particular person to attend a gathering to debate on points or matter that may be a topic of litigation pending earlier than the courtroom.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Court docket Orders are supposed to be obeyed and by advantage of part 287(3) of the 1999 structure as amended, our purchasers (7 of them) are certain by interim Court docket Order of the Excessive Court docket 1, Zaria issued on 19th March, 2020.
“In view of the above acknowledged truth, it received’t be fallacious and will quantity to contempt of courtroom to lure or threaten our purchasers into illegal disobedience of the Order of the Court docket once you invite them to an unholy assembly they usually attend and to be heard, making shows of their defence concerning or reference to the 14th March, 2020 ward Congresses and others earlier than the disciplinary committee, invariably referring to points which are the subject material of dispute earlier than the Court docket”.