Kwara SDP factional chairman sues national excos

The pioneer chairman of the Social Democratic Party in Kwara State, Comrade Ibrahim Yahaya, has dragged 18 national and state executive officers of the party to court over the control of the party structure in the state.


Some of the defendants in the suit, numbered FHC/IL/CS/40/2022, filed before the Federal High Court, Ilorin on July 8, 2022, included the National Chairman of the SDP, Dr. Olu Agunloye; the National Secretary; Alhaji Shehu Gabam; the Independent National Electoral Commission; Hon. Bashir Bolarinwa, and factional Kwara SDP Chairman, Alhaji Azeez Afolabi ( and other members of his executives).


Yahaya and three other members of his faction of the SDP – Oluwole Bello (secretary), Adelowo Julius (treasurer) and Iyabo Rachael (Woman Parliament Speaker) are seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the first to fifth defendants and their agents from recognising and accepting Azeez Afolabi and other members of his factional executives; and other SDP members of the executive committee at all levels in the state as the officials of the SDP at the state, local government and ward levels, based on the election conducted at the purported state congress of the SDP on April 26, 2022.

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