The leadership crisis rocking the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken another turn as a Cross River High Court has again granted an interim order restraining Uche Secondus from parading himself as the party’s national chaiman.
This is coming after a Kebbi State High Court on Thursday reinstated Secondus as the PDP Chairman after being initially suspended by a Rivers State High Court.
The presiding judge, Edem Kooffreh, in his ruling granted an interim injunction barring PDP from recognising Secondus as the party’s national chairman.
The judge gave the order while ruling on a motion ex parte marked HC/240/2021, and filed by an aggrieved member of the party, Enang Wani. The PDP and Secondus are respondents in the suit.
The court also barred Secondus from presiding over any meeting of the party pending the motion will be determined.
In his words, “An order of interim injunction restraining the first defendant (Secondus) from presiding over the national executive committee meeting of the 2nd Defendant scheduled to hold on Saturday, the 28th of August, 2012 or any subsequent meeting of the national executive committee of the second defendant and from presiding over any meeting of any organ of the second defendant or attending any of such meetings of functions in the capacity of national chairman of the party or in any other manner or form attempting to forcefully gain entrance into any such meetings or into the premises of the second defendant as national chairman of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
“An order of interim injunction restraining the second defendant, its members, officers and agents from recognising the first defendant as its national chairman or from according to him any of the powers, rights or privileges due to the holder of the office of the National chairman of the 2 Defendant pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice,” the ruling read.