A Federal High Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has summoned the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Tahir Shehu over the crisis rocking the party.
Dr. Umar Ardo and two others had filed a suit seeking the dissolution of the party’s executives in Adamawa State over issues bordering on the conduct of congresses that ushered in the leadership of the party in 2017.
Upon hearing the motion exparte by counsel to the plaintiffs, Abubakar Ali, the court issued an order granting leave to the prayers to serve the writ of summons on the PDP and INEC as 1st and 12th respondents at their respective headquarters in Abuja.
The court also granted the prayer for a substituted service on the Adamawa State PDP chairman, Tahir Shehu and other officers as 2nd -11th respondents by delivery to a staff at the state party secretariat in Yola.
The order was signed by the court Registrar, Zubairu K. Samuel, while hearing has been fixed for Thursday, November 26.
Contacted, the PDP chairman, Tahir Shehu, denied trying to avoid the summons, saying he was aware of the court case against him and was ready to appear before the court.
He noted that the person accusing him of illegality had contested for election under him as chairman.