Appeal Court reserves ruling on Secondus’ Suit To Stop PDP National Convention

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An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt will decide the fate of the National convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) planned for October 31ST.

The Appellate court fixed Thursday, 28th of October, 2021 to hear and rule on motion for Interim order of injunction brought by former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus against the PDP and others.

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Prince Uche Secondus through his Counsel, Tayo Oyetibo is asking the court to suspend the October, 30th and 31st National Convention of the PDP.

He is also asking the court to allow Secondus preside over the convention.

When the matter was mentioned in court, six other members of the PDP drew the attention of the court on their application for joinder which was not opposed by counsel to Secondus.

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Their request was subsequently granted by the three man panel of the appeal court.

The defense counsel including those who joined in the suit however, opposed to the moving of the motion for Interim injunction by Secondus’ counsel seeking to stop the PDP forthcoming National Convention and asked for time to respond to the process.

The three man appeal panel led by Justice Haruna Simon Tsammani after listening to the argument from the parties, ordered counsel to the plaintiff to “serve the process to the defendants Counsel within twenty-four hours while respondents counsels should respond within twenty-four hours.

He adjourned the matter to 28th of October, for hearing and possible ruling on the motion.

Speaking to newsmen outside of courtroom, counsel to Prince Uche Secondus, Tayo Oyetibo who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria explained that, “we were in court to get an order but saw people who said they want to join the matter.

“We had to trash that out and the court allowed them. So, we will come back on Thursday for the main reason why we came to court.

“We hope that the court will take a decision about the National convention of the PDP on that day.”

The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus had approached the Appeal court to appeal the judgment of the matter instituted by Alex Ibeawuchi against him (PRINCE UCHE SECONDUS V IBEAWUCHI E. ALEX & ORS.)

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