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JUST IN: Court reinstates Secondus as PDP chairman

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A High Court sitting in Kebbi State has ordered that Uche Secondus be reinstated to his position as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), barely three days after his removal by another court in Rivers State.

The court further ruled that status quo be maintained pending the outcome of the case on purported suspension of the national chairman of the major opposition party in the country.

Ruling on the case KB/AC/M. 170/2021 in Birinin Kebbi, the state capital on Thursday, Justice Nusirat Umar, said that the ruling was made after reading an affidavit brought before the court by the respondents, Secondus and the party, PDP.

Umar said: “An order of this Honourable court granting leave to the first respondent (Uche Secondus) to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant ) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party’s constitution pending the hearing and final determination of applicant’s motion on notice”.

Three concerned members of the party, Yahaya Usman, Abubakar Mohammed, and Bashar Suleman are the claimants/Applicant in the case while Prince Secondus and the PDP are the defendants/Respondents.

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