Secondus: Appeal Court Takes Major Decision on PDP's Convention

Secondus: Appeal Court Takes Major Decision on PDP's Convention

  • The Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt has fixed a date to make its final decision on PDP's convention
  • In its ruling on Tuesday, October 26, chose Thursday, October 28, to hear and rule on the motion filed by Uche Secondus
  • The former PDP chairman had filed a motion seeking to suspend the planned PDP national convention

Port Harcourt, Rivers - The Court of Appeal in Rivers on Tuesday, October 26, reserved its ruling on a motion filed by Prince Uche Secondus, the former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which solicited an order suspending the planned national convention.

After listening to the parties in the case, the court fixed Thursday, October 28, to hear and rule on the motion for an interim order, The Nation reports.

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The court fixed Thursday, October 28 for hearing (Photo: PDP)
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This decision followed a notice of an application from six other members of PDP for joinder, a request that was granted by the presiding panel since it was not opposed by Secondus' lawyer, Punch added.

The panel led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani ordered the respondents’ lawyers to respond within 24 hours.

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Earlier, the crisis within the party ranks has intensified. In a swift move, the suspended national chairman of the party, Secondus was 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 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.

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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.

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.


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