- The Appeal Court is set to hear a suit filed before it by the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Uche Secondus
- Secondus had asked the court to issue an order stopping the PDP from conducting its planned national convention on October 30 and 31
- According to Secondus, the convention should not hold until the court makes a final decision on the matter before it
As the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), gears up in preparation for its scheduled national convention, the crisis within the party ranks has intensified.
In a swift move, the suspended national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus is headed to the Court of Appeal for a hearing on his application seeking an order of induction restraining the party, its officials and representatives from conducting the national convention.
Secondus in its appeal had asked that the convention scheduled to take place on October 30 and 31 or any other should not be conducted until the final determination of the appeal.
Punch reports that counsel to Secondus, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), said that the appeal would go on as scheduled despite the party insisting that its convention would take place as planned.
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The court would hear the appeal today, Tuesday, October 26.
The PDP leadership and key members have also continued to negotiate with Secondus asking that he drop the suit against the party.
However, Oyetibo said he is yet to receive instructions from his client to drop the suit filed at the appeal court.
PDP leadership reacts to Secondus' suit at the Appeal Court
The national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said plans are underway and that the party would hold its scheduled convention.
He said the PDP is yet to receive any court process or order stopping it from going ahead with the national convention on October 30 and 31.
PDP national convention organising committee advises party members
Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of the PDP national convention committee, Seyi Makinde had called on members to remain focused on ensuring a successful convention.
Makinde reacting to the brewing crisis within the party said the PDP leadership is aware that some individuals are working to frustrate the scheduled national convention.
He also said that these individuals are working in collaboration with some forces but the party would remain committed to rescuing Nigeria come 2023.
In other news, the PDP in Edo state has suspended the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Philip Shuaib, and eight others from the party.
The suspension of the party members was announced by the chairman of the Estako west local government area, Suleiman Momodu, his secretary Elamah Abdulganinu and 17 others.
According to the party, the suspended members of the PDP in Edo state were involved in anti-party activities.