- An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday reserved ruling on an appeal filed by Uche Secondus
- Secondus has urged the court to suspend the party’s national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31
- This comes as the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), gears up in preparation for its scheduled national convention
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will know if its convention will go as planned following the decision of an Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday to reserved ruling till Friday, October 29.
The appeal was filed by the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus.
Secondus urged the court to suspend the party’s national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31in Abuja respectively.
The three-man panel, led by Justice Haruna Tsammani, after presiding over the adoption of written addresses from the legal counsel for Secondus, Tayo Oyetibo, SAN and 11 respondents, reserved ruling till Friday.
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Counsel for the PDP (6th respondent), S.I. Ameh, had opposed the application of Secondus’ counsel and urged the court to strike it out, noting that the application sought the suspension of the convention without the hearing of the main appeal, Punch Newspaper reports.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as 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.
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.