The power tussle raging between two top members of the United Kingdom and Ireland Peoples Democratic Party, (South West Zone) has deepened as the leader of one of the factions of the party has headed to court to challenge what he described as an unlawful impersonation regarding the incumbent Chairman of the South West Nigeria zone of the party.
In a dramatic turn of events which followed an election earlier this year, one of the warring faction leaders, Hon.Akim Olajide Akinoso has taken Prince Kenny Aluko, the leader of another faction of PDP (SouthWest) to court, challenging the later’s claim to the chairmanship.
An election held early this year had declared Hon Akinoso the winner of the election which was held early in the year in London.
The election had been organized by the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Chapter of the party.
Eight more executive members emerged during the election into various posts, which included the Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and Financial Secretary among others.
In a motion on notice filed in an Osun State High Court in Osogbo, Akinoso is urging the court to issue a restraining order on Otunba Aluko from parading himself as Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, United Kingdom Kingdon (south West Caucus). He urged the court to declare him the winner of the election with rights to the position pending determination of the substantive suit challenging the defendant.
The suit was filed last weekend on behalf of the plaintiff by one M.A Yekinni of a Lagos based Juris Republic on June 14 2013.
In an affidavit in support of the motion on notice, signed by the litigant officer on behalf of the plaintif, the aggrieved party is seeking for an interlocutory injunction restraining the defendant from parading himself as the Chairman of South West PDP United Kingdom and Ireland Caucus.
Among the presented documents at the court were publications in which Otunba Aluko had granted interviews in Nigeria, purportedly in his capacity as the UK/Ireland PDP South West Chairman of the party, a letter of legal representation from the plaintif counsel and returning officers’ result sheets of the of the outcome of the election which was held early in the year in South East London.
Earlier in the year, Otunba Kenny Aluko had claimed to enjoy the support of the top notchers of the party both home and abroad and had alleged that those who voted for Hon Akinoso were brought in from outside the party’s agreed voters. Our correspondence claimed that no day has been fixed yet for the hearing of the case.