Secondus wins back PDP chairmanship

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Prince Uche Secondus is back as national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, according to the ruling of Kebbi High Court.

Justice Nusrat Umar, gave the order on Thursday in a suit brought before her in Birnin Kebbi.

In the case, cited as KB/AC/M. 170/2021, Justice Umar said she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondents.

She said it was necessary to issue an interim order on the purported suspension of Prince Secondus pending the determination of the case.

The judge said: “An order of this Honourable court granting leave to the first respondent (Uche Secondus) to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party’s constitution pending the hearing and final determination of applicant’s motion on notice.

“Any further order(s) as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstances.”

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Three concerned members of the party, Yahaya Usman, Abubakar Mohammed and Bashar Suleman are the claimants/Applicant in the case while Prince Secondus and the PDP are the defendants/Respondents.

On Thursday, the PDP NWC had ratified Elder Yemi Akinwonmi to act as chairman following the ruling of a Rivers High Court on Monday.

The court ruling was inspired by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman who announced the decision said the party will hold a caucus and another NWC meeting today preparatory to holding the National Executive Council meeting at 12 ‘O’clock on Saturday.

Secondus is expected to show up at the meetings, following the ruling in Kebbi.

The courts in Kebbi and Rivers have equal power.

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