PDP Convention: Uncertainty Over Court's Ruling As 3,600 Delegates Arrive Abuja

PDP Convention: Uncertainty Over Court's Ruling As 3,600 Delegates Arrive Abuja

  • Some of the 3,600 delegates nominated for the Peoples Democratic Party's national convention have arrived Abuja
  • The delegates have arrived in anticipation of a positive ruling from the Court of Appeal over a suit filed against the party by Uche Secondus
  • The delegates said they are quite optimistic that the PDP's national convention will take place as scheduled

Uncertainty has continued to trail the planned national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31.

Punch reports that about 3,600 delegates who arrived in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city from other parts of the country are uncertain about whether the court ruling on a suit filed against the party by its suspended national chairman will favour the PDP.

Uche Secondus had in a suit contested his suspension from the PDP a few months to the end of his tenure at the party.

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Uche Secondus
The delegates said they are optimistic the suit by Secondus will favour the party. Photo: PDP
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Secondus in swift move filed an appeal urging the Court of Appeal sitting to order an injunction preventing the party from conducting its scheduled convention.

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The matter was slated for hearing before the Court on Thursday, October 28, after which the court adjourned the matter for ruling on Friday, October 29, by 12 noon.

Some of the delegates are already in Abuja for the national convention

However, some of the delegates were already loitering around the Eagle Square while the PDP flag has been hoisted at the venue of the convention.

Banners and decorations have also been used to adorn the area with a podium assembled at the centre of the Eagle Square.

The chairman of the PDP in Gombe state, General Mamman Kwaskebe (retd.) said he is already in Abuja and that the convention would hold despite the unknown outcome of the court's decision.

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Court reserves its ruling on Secondus suit against PDP

Legit.ng previously reported that Secondus had approached the court sitting in Port Harcourt to suspend the PDP convention slated to hold on Saturday and Sunday October 30 and 31.

The court having heard the matter on Thursday, October 28, reserved ruling on the matter for Friday, October 29.

Also, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Walid Jirbil had warned Secondus not to make the PDP ungovernable for its leaders.

Jibril said the actions taken by Secondus is against the party's and could destroy the PDP.

The BoT chairman said as a member of the party's board of trustees, Secondus should not be engaging in the kind of activity which he is currently showcasing.

Source: Legit.ng

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