Relief appears to have come the way of sacked national chairman of Nigeria’s opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus, after a Kebbi state high court ordered his return as national chairman on Thursday.
Nusirat Umar, the presiding judge, ordered that the execution of a previous order barring Secondus from parading himself as national chairman be suspended, pending when the suit is heard and concluded.
He gave the ruling in a motion ex parte brought in a suit marked KB/AC/M.170/2021.
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 ruling reads.
A Rivers State High Court had on Monday issued an interim injunction restraining Secondus as a member of the party.
The court also restrained Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of PDP.
By Abel Ejikeme