Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday has withdrawn from Ogun PDP leadership crisis.
Buba made known his intention to withdraw from case no. FHC/L/CS/1556/17 in the court. He declared that his reason is hinged on a petition written against him by the defendants to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
The case was brought to court by the Ogun State delegation to the PDP National Convention. The plaintiffs in the case are Alhaji Adewole Adeyanju, PDP Youth Leader in Ogun, Daisi Akintan and Alhaji Idris Muniru, Chief (Mrs) Tuke Omotara, Alhaji Badejo Abiodun and Otunba Kola Akinyemi, while some of the defendants include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP National Caretaker Committee and its Chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi.
The plaintiffs are asking for a court order which will stop the involvement of INEC in any congress organised by PDP in respect of the second to sixth defendants for voting into power of any person (s) into the Executive Committee of the PDP in Ogun State.
The plaintiffs also wants the court to restrain INEC from given recognition to any person(s) that emerge from such congress conducted by the defendants or other officers of the PDP until the expiration of the tenure of the present executive in May 2020.
Some protesters had distrupted activities in the court premise by carrying placards demanding for the withdrawal of the judge from the case.
Justice buba who had earlier scheduled Friday for the hearing of the case announced his withdrawal, noting that his attention has been called to the petition submitted to the Federal high court by the defendants querrying his position as the sitting judge in the case.