Court restrains El-Rufai from arresting Kaduna PDP members

A Kaduna State High Court has granted an interim injunction restraining Kaduna State Governor or his agents from arresting/detaining members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state. 

The interim injunction was granted by Justice K. Dabo pending the hearing and

determination of the substantive application for the enforcement of the applicants’ fundamental right.

The judge directed that the enrolled orders of the court and the motion on notice for the enforcement of the applicants fundamental human rights to be served on the respondents within reasonable time before the returm date.

The return date for the hearing of the motion on notice is the 23 day of March, 2023.

Dateline Nigeria reports that the applicants, 40 in number, are members of the PDP in Kaduna State including the PDP state chairman Hon Felix Hassan Hyat, Umar A. Sani, Aliyu Bello, Musa Danbaba Saya Saya, Ibrahim Lawal Nuhu, Chief Lucas Zamani.

A chieftain of the PDP and former Kaduna State Governor Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi had earlier alleged a plot to arrest and detain 80 members of the party.

He said the arrest was to stop them from participating in the forthcoming governorship and State House of Assembly elections especially after the arrest of three top PDP members in the state by security operatives over alleged inciting statements.

Makarfi, while reacting to the arrest of the Director of Media and Publicity, Kaduna State PDP Campaign Council, Saidu Adamu, and two other PDP officials, alleged that PDP is in possession of the list of those penciled down for arrest before the governorship and House of Assembly elections, rescheduled for March 18, 2023

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