PDP crisis takes new twist with Secondus suspension


The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) crisis has taken a new twist with Monday’s suspension of National Chairman Uche Secondus by a court.

Earlier this month, elders of the main opposition party halted the simmering crisis from snowballing into an implosion by bringing the party’s national convention forward to October from the December date.

The decision gave Secondus, who was under pressure to quit, a respite.

But Monday’s court order by a Rivers High Court, may have thrown the reconciliation moves into jeopardy.

The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, granted an order of interim injunction stopping Secondus from parading himself as the PDP national chairman.

The order was made following a suit filed against Secondus and the PDP by some members of the party identified as  Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis Nna Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umezirike Onucha.

Justice O. Gbasah ordered Secondus to stop parading himself as a member of the PDP (the second defendant).

Justice Gbasah further restrained Secondus from attending or presiding over any meeting of the PDP or any committee of the party at ward, local government or state government levels.

The court also barred Secondus from calling for any ward, local government or sate congress or setting up committees for such congresses or participating in any activity of the PDP whatsoever while on suspension as a member of PDP.

The court ordered that Secondus would remain suspended pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.


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