A High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Monday granted an interim order restraining Prince Uche Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In an interim order signed by Honourable Justice (Dr), O. Gbasam and the Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation), Patricia N. Victor Nwoka, the court restrained Secondus from performing the functions of the PDP National Chairman.
The opposition party has been in crisis following the resignation of some national officers and the stringent call by some stakeholders for the resignation of the National Chairman over what they described as poor leadership.
To save the party from crisis ahead of the 2023 general election, PDP critical national stakeholders, which includes the 13 states PDP governors, Board of Trustees (BOT), National Working Committee (NWC), former Senate Presidents, former governors, and many others on August 10, 2021, brought the party’s National Convention forward to October.
The court also approved the suspension of Secondus as a member of the party pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
Those named as claimants/applicants are: Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis Nna Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umezirike Onucha, with defendants cited as Prince Uche Secondus and PDP.
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