The moves by the Post-Convention Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reconcile aggrieved members of the party, especially those who stood for election in the recently held elective convention has suffered a set back.

A contender for the office of PDP National Chairman, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, has approached a Federal High Court, Abuja, praying for the cancellation of the party's national convention held on December 9. 

Adedoja, a former Minister of Sports and Special Duties is also praying the ‎court to order the party to organise a fresh convention.

He said rather than using his name, the convention planning committee used "Taoheed Oladoja" and as such, his name did not appear on the ballot papers.

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Adedoja is the only aspirant from the South-West who refused to step down for Tunde Adeniran, consensus candidate from the region.

He, however, did not secure a single vote in the election.

Adedoja said his exclusion from the ballot paper was responsible for the zero vote, he scored at the convention.

According to him, what was on the ballot paper was Professor Taoheed Oladoja. “That was not my name. Delegates could not have voted for a name that is nonexistent. If my name is not there, it means that there was no election,” he said.

He stated that it was wrong to say he scored zero after the convention when his name was not actually on the ballot papers.


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