Appeal Court Strikes Out Secondus’ Case Against PDP

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A suit filed by the suspended National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Uche Secondus against the party’s scheduled national convention has been struck out on Friday.

Secondus in challenging his removal from office, had approached the Appeal Court, Port Harcourt judicial division, demanding it to restrain the PDP from holding its 2021 National Convention which had been scheduled for October 30 and 31.

He also wanted the court to grant him the powers to preside over the convention whenever it will hold.

But the appellate court dismissed the suit in its ruling on Friday, clearing the coast for the conduct of the PDP National Convention billed to take place at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital city.

It will be recalled that on Thursday, the appeal court deferred till today (Friday) to deliver judgment on the matter.

In dismissing the suit filed by Secondus, Justice Gabriel Kolawole who read the verdict on behalf of the three-man appeal panel said the suit was an abuse of court processes and an after-thought by the suspended chairman.

He added that Secondus should have taken action when he was suspended by his ward and local government.

 

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