The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West has said it will appeal Friday’s ruling of a Lagos High Court nullifying the party’s Zonal Congress held in Osogbo, Osun State on March 21, 2012.
Reacting to the court ruling, the PDP said in a statement signed by its Legal Adviser, Barrister Sola Oludipe, that it was neither served any court processes nor put on notice of an impending legal matter relating to the congress or any other issue.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to newspaper reports on a court ruling, purportedly nullifying the Southwest Zonal Congress of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Osogbo, Osun State on March 21, 2012.
“As stated earlier, we were not aware of any suit on the Congress.
“We however understand that the ruling was part of a court process that has been on before the Zonal Congress. No formal notification was given to join the present Zonal Executive of the PDP to be joined in the suit.
“However, we will obtain a copy of the judgement and study it. Thereafter, we will exercise our rights to appeal by filing an appeal against the ruling.
“We also wish to state further that as a party that respects the rule of law, we will not flout any court order.
“Rather, as said earlier, we will exercise our rights under the law by appealing against the ruling.”