[BREAKING] Court strikes out Secondus suit to stop PDP convention

The suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus’ appealed seeking an interim injunction to restrain the PDP from conducting its national convention billed for Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31, 2021, in Abuja has been dismissed.

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, three-man panel on Friday dismissed the appeal which was filed on October 14, 2021, for lacking in merit.

The judgement was read by Justice Gabriel Kolawale which was unanimously endorsed by the other two members of the panel.

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had earlier deferred the judgement on a suit filed by a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, seeking the stoppage of the national convention of the party.

On August 23, 2021, some members of the party reportedly instituted a suit marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 at the High Court of Rivers State, Port Harcourt Judicial Division, with Secondus and the PDP as defendants.

Subsequently, the court delivered its judgment and restrained Secondus from performing the functions of the National Chairman of the PDP.

The suspended chairman then filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal seeking an order of injunction restraining the PDP, its officers and representatives from holding or conducting the national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021, or any other date pending the hearing and final determination of the appeal.

The court had earlier fixed Thursday, 28th of October, to hear and rule on the motion for Interim order of injunction brought by Secondus against the PDP and others.