Court bars Secondus from parading self as PDP chairman

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A high court in Rivers State has barred Uche Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The interim order was issued on Monday by the presiding judge, Okogbule Gbasam, while ruling on a motion ex parte marked PHC/2183/CS/2021, and filed by four persons – Ibeawuchi Alex, Dennis Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen, and Umeziriki Onucha.

Mr Secondus fell out with some members of the opposition party who are now asking him to resign as the helmsman of the party.

The issue forced the party to fix its national for October which is earlier than scheduled.

“That an order of interim injunction is granted restraining the first defendant from parading himself as a member of the second defendant or national chairman of the defendant or performing the functions of national chairman of the second defendant or any committee of the second defendants at ward, local government or state level or calling for any ward, local government or state congress of the second defendant or setting up committees for such congresses or participating in any activity of the second defendant whatsoever, whilst on suspension as a member of the second defendant pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction,” the court ruled.

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The judge further granted leave to serve, by substituted means, the originating summons, motion on notice, all orders made by the court and all subsequent processes on the respondent by pasting them on his gate at “No. 1 William Jumbo Street, Old G.R.A Port Harcourt”.

The court also granted leave to “serve by substituted means orders made by the court on the respondents by publishing same in The Nation Newspaper”.