A Kebbi State High Court sitting in Birnin-Kebbi has ordered the return of Uche Secondus as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman.
Ruling on an ex parte motion brought in a suit, Justice Nusirat Umar, ordered that the execution of a previous order restraining Secondus from parading himself as national chairman be suspended, pending when the suit is heard and concluded.
Umar gave an order of interim injunction “staying the purported suspension of the first respondent pending the determination of the substantive motion on notice No. KB/HC/M.170/2021 now pending before this honourable court.
“An order of this honourable court granting leave to the first respondent (Uche Secondus) to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant ) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party’s constitution pending the hearing and final determination of applicant’s motion on notice,” the judge said.
On Monday, a Rivers State High Court had granted an interim order restraining Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.
Okogbule Gbasam, the presiding judge, gave the order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by four PDP members– Ibeawuchi Alex, Dennis Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umeziriki Onucha.
Following the order, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the PDP, Yemi Akinwonmi, has been named as the acting national chairman of the party.