Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State, Barr. Mustapha Mahuta, has expressed strong reservation after the National Working Committee (NWC) of the main opposition party dissolved the State Executive Committee (SEC).
The PDP chieftain told KATSINA MIRROR in a telephone interview that the body should have given members of the SEC a fair hearing before their sack yesterday.
“When people are elected to certain positions, if you want to dissolve them, you have to give them a fair hearing,” Mahuta insisted.
According to him, the major stakeholders in the party would however meet over the dissolution and point the way forward.
He also noted that the national body should have consider a suit pending before the Katsina High Court over the leadership of the party in the state, saying all the parties to the suit are expected to maintain status quo and respect the power of the court.
“When a matter is before a court and you do something that may likely preempt the outcome of the court’s judgement, I think that is not within the ambit of the rule of law.
That is why I said there are legal ways to do it, that is why I have some sort of reservations about the conduct of the NWC,” he observed.
He also claimed that issues surrounding the alleged mishandling of the logistics funds provided by the party’s SEC ahead of last month’s presidential and national assembly elections in the state had been dragged to court.
“If you recall, we have a pending suit in Katsina High Court in respect of over one billion naira reportedly mismanaged by the presidential campaign council in Katsina.
So, its against this background that the national executive committee decided to dissolve the state executive committee,” said Mahuta.