As expected, the disbanded Baraje led faction of the PDP has formally appealed the judgment of the Abuja Federal High Court which led to the emergence of Bamanga Tukur as the recognised chairman of the party.
Baraje is being fronted by Atiku Abubakar and the G-7 governors.
According to the disbanded faction, the notice of appeal was filed yesterday morning by their team of lawyers led by Ahmed Raji (SAN).
A Federal High Court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Evoh Chukwu, had last Friday ordered the officials of the new PDP to desist from parading themselves as leaders of the PDP.
The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, said its decision to file the appeal was taken at an emergency meeting of the New PDP NWC following the return of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, from the 2013 pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
“We are also seeking an injunction and a stay of execution of Justice Chukwu’s ruling. The decision was taken after the NWC carefully studied last Friday’s ruling by the Federal High Court and after due consultations with our team of lawyers,” he said.