The court gave the directive on Friday in two suits filed by the National Auditor of the party, Alhaji Fatai Adeyanju, Kamal Olorunoje and Jide Ladeinde for themselves and on behalf of the Lagos State executive committee of the party. This came just as Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday refused to vacate the order not to conduct election into offices of National Chairman, National Secretary and National Auditor at the PDP national convention. While Adeyanju’s suit is against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and PDP, Olorunoje and others’ suit is against INEC, PDP, the party’s National Chairman and its National Secretary, Ali Modu Sheriff and Wale Oladipo respectively. The order of the court was sequel to the confusion that arose as to who will represent the party at the proceedings. Two lawyers from two different chambers, Yemi Oke and Godswill Mrakpor, announced appearances for PDP. Mrakpor told the court that he had been ordered to take over from Oke. But, Oke in his response, said he had not been de-briefed by anyone, adding that only the National Legal Adviser of the party had the right to appoint or determine the counsel to represent the party.]]>

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