PDP crisis deepens as court restrains Secondus from parading self as party chairman

PDP Crisis
Embattled PDP Chairman Uche Secondus

The crisis embroiled with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday deepened as a High Court in Rivers State restrained Uche Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party.

Uche Secondus is fighting hard to retain his position after he was given option to hold a convention on October. However, he has insisted on finishing his tenure.

The PDP national chairman, was elected on December 2017 during the Party’s National convention held at Eagles Square, Abuja. His tenure of four years is supposed to end in December, 2021.

However, on Monday, Justice O. Gbasam has restrained Secondus from parading himself as chairman of the party while ruling on a suit filed by some party cheiftains against Secondus.

The party chieftains, Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis Nna Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umezirike Onucha, had asked the court to restrain Secondus.

The Judge had also barred Secondus from presiding over national and ward congresses till when the motion in notice has been determined.