Again, Court Sacks Secondus As PDP National Chair

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus


The ongoing furore within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assumed another dimension with a new court order restraining the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus from parading himself as the leader.

The latest court ruling comes from a high court sitting in Cross River State on Friday which granted an interim order restraining Secondus from resuming office as PDP chair.

The Precision NG reports that Secondus had resumed at the party’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday after a Kebbi State High Court on Thursday reinstated him as the party’s chair. He had earlier been suspended by a Rivers State High Court last week.

The order is coming just as Secondus is set to preside over the National Executive Committee meeting of the party scheduled to hold in Abuja on Saturday.

The presiding judge, Edem Kooffreh, gave the order while ruling on a motion ex parte marked HC/240/2021, and filed by an aggrieved member of the party, Enang Wani. The PDP and Secondus are respondents in the suit.

The court barred Secondus from presiding over any meeting of the party until the motion is heard.

“An order of interim injunction restraining the first defendant (Secondus) from presiding over the national executive committee meeting of the 2nd Defendant scheduled to hold on Saturday, the 28th of August, 2012 or any subsequent meeting of the national executive committee of the second defendant and from presiding over any meeting of any organ of the second defendant or attending any of such meetings of functions in the capacity of national chairman of the party or in any other manner or form attempting to forcefully gain entrance into any such meetings or into the premises of the second defendant as national chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice,” the judge ruled.

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