Peoples Democratic Party executives in Ogun State have initiated contempt proceedings at the Federal High Court in Lagos against former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole and ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel for allegedly disobeying a court order.
The court on Wednesday granted leave to the applicants to serve the charge on the alleged contemnors, which include a former House of Representatives member, Dave Salako.
The plaintiffs – Adebayo Dayo and Semiu Sodipo, alleged that the respondents had been attempting to remove them from office, despite two Federal High Court judgments affirming the executives’ legality.
They said just as Ondo State PDP executive was dissolved, the respondents were making moves to dissolve the Ogun executive, with the alleged aim of installing their loyalists.
They alleged that because of Bankole’s political ambition, he was not comfortable with the present executive in the state, and had been attempting to get them sacked by the party’s National Integration Committee.
The applicants said the respondents perceive them as working against their political interest.
Justice Okon Abang, who granted the leave following the plaintiffs’ ex-parte application, ordered that the notice of committal and accompanying processes be served on the alleged contemnors in Abuja and Ogun State.
The judge also said the court documents could be pasted in a conspicuous part of Ogun PDP secretariat, while Daniel should be served through Crystal Laurel, his office in Maryland, Lagos.