A file picture of PDP Nationwide Chairman, Uche Secondus.
Mr Uche Secondus has reacted to the courtroom order restraining him from performing because the Nationwide Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).
His response follows the ruling of Justice Okogbule Gbasam of the Degema Division of the Rivers State Excessive Courtroom sitting in Port Harcourt.
“If Secondus and the celebration are taken to courtroom, they are going to defend themselves,” Secondus’ media aide, Ike Abonyi, mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
“PDP and Secondus usually are not afraid of courtroom; this celebration is a toddler of historical past, owned by Nigerians, greater than any particular person or group, together with desperadoes.”
Abonyi, nevertheless, claimed that the story of the restraining order originated via the particular assistant on media to the Rivers State Governor.
Justice Gbasam made the order whereas ruling on a movement ex parte marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 and filed by 4 individuals – Ibeawuchi Alex, Dennis Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen, and Umeziriki Onucha.
Secondus and the principle opposition celebration had been listed as the primary and second respondents to the swimsuit.
Amid requires the resignation of the PDP nationwide chairman, seven nationwide officers of the celebration resigned from their roles on August 3.
The affected officers claimed that they had been being side-lined and handled unfairly by Secondus, however the PDP nationwide chairman denied the allegation.
Two days later, members of the PDP Board of Trustees held an emergency assembly to resolve the disaster within the celebration.
Barely a number of weeks to the assembly of the celebration leaders, the controversy took a brand new twist with the courtroom order restraining Secondus from parading because the PDP nationwide chairman, pending the listening to and dedication of the movement on discover for interlocutory injunction.
Justice Gbasam additionally made an order restraining the PDP nationwide chairman from parading as a member of the celebration, or different associated capabilities.
He additionally granted the request to serve by substituted means all orders made by the courtroom on the respondents and by publishing identical in a newspaper.