The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Youth Movement, has protested what it alleged to be a plot to use the Federal High Court to scuttle the rescheduled PDP national convention.
The placard carrying youths, who formed the movement, staged the protest outside the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday.
Mr Ohazuruike Tochukwu, National Director of the movement, told newsmen that they were at the court to present a petition to its Chief Judge, Justice Ibrahim Auta.
Tochukwu said they were worried because the judge, who the case was before, had earlier recognised Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff as the PDP chairman.
He urged Auta to intervene, adding that the matter before the court had already been determined by a similar court in Port Harcourt and dissatisfied parties could only go on appeal.
The petition indicated that multiple cases were instituted by several parties in various divisions of the Federal High Court and the FCT High Court.
The petition, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), indicated that the cases were scrambling for the leadership of the PDP.
“So far, in all the cases, the FCT High Court has given judgment in two of the suit and the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, has given judgment in one.
“The court validated the dissolution of the PDP National Working Committee by the National Convention and held that the holding of the convention on May 21, did not violate any order of court.
“From the totality of three judgments already delivered, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff ceased to be the chairman of the party,’’ the petition stated.
It further said that in spite of the judgment of the Port Harcourt Federal High Court sacking Sheriff as PDP chairman, he proceeded to commence another suit in Abuja.
It, therefore, seek an injunction restraining the PDP from holding its convention and to stop INEC from monitoring the convention. (NAN)