By Idris Khalid
A strong pillar of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bauchi, Mallam Bibi Dogo has suggested that any member of the party that instituted court case against the party should be sanction and suspended from the party.
Dogo, stated this Thursday in Bauchi during an interaction with journalists, saying that the party should consider it as myriads any case instituted against it by any member which is inimical to the successes of the party’s laudable objectives.
“There were allegations that the the case was heard by Bauchi High Court 9 presided by Justice Sa’ad Mohammed Sambowal where the plaintiffs prayed the court to grant substituted service, and to abridge the period of notice from 30 days as required by Law to 3 days”.
“All the prayers sought were denied. The plaintiff thereafter filed a notice of withdrawal/discontinuance which the court granted. Surprisingly the case re-surfaced in Azare High Court 4 presided by Justice Aliyu Baba Usman, and on the 5th of October, 2021 all the prayers sought were granted”.
Dogo, described as embrassing and worrisome that some members takes problem that’s suppose to be an internal concern of the party to court without exhausting all parties mechanism of resolving differences.
He observed any PDP member with genuine interest in the party must not make himself available to be used by elements that wanted to slow down party progress through needless litigation.
Dogo therefore advised the state and National Executive Councils of PDP to sanction any member, no matter how highly placed, who, through court case constitute themselves as a cog in the wheel of progress of the party.
Bibi Dogo urged the party not to repeat its mistake to do all it could to be fair to all members and ensure that all aggrieved would get justice, using the party’s internal mechanism and not through the court.
He also advised the state Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar to ensure synergy between her office and office of the all High Court Judges, and she should ensure regular training of judges in the state in order to avoid embrassing situation where Judges will be given conflicting orders.