He said the decision became necessary after an order from the Federal High court in Lagos, restraining the party from going ahead with the exercise.
The national secretary of the party, Wale Oladipo, confirmed the cancellation on Friday, May 13.
He said the decision became necessary after an order of the Federal High court in Lagos, restraining the party from going ahead with the exercise.
“There is a court order…we just received it, stopping us from going ahead with the congress until the case filed by the zonal secretary (Pegba Otemolu) is determined,”he said.
“He (Otemolu) is claiming that they were elected in 2014 for a term of four years, and that their tenure will expire in 2018.
"He went to the federal high court in Lagos, and he was given an interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP from going ahead with the congress. And also telling INEC not to recognise anything coming out of it.
“So, as a law-abiding party we are calling off the congress for now.”
Pulse recalls that some PDP leaders, under a group named the 'Concerned Stakeholders' of the PDP had on Thursday, May 12, called for the cancellation of the party's national convention scheduled to take place on May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,
The group also called for the removal of the party's National Chairman, Ali Modu Sherriff.