Embattled National Chairman of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has complied with the court order to stay off the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the opposition party.
Naija News recalls that a Cross River Court in Calabar had restrained Secondus from presiding over the NEC meeting of the party, which is ongoing.
Justice Edem Kufre gave the order based an application brought by a member of the party, Enang Wani.
Secondus had insisted on being the party’s chairman despite being suspended by a Rivers High Court, would attend the meeting.
Two days after the Rivers High Court restrained him from office, a Kebbi High Court reinstated him as national chairman of the party.
On the strength of the Kebbi court order, Secondus stormed the PDP headquarters in Abuja on Friday, insisting that he was the authentic chairman of the party.
He was however prevented from attending a stakeholders’ meeting presided over by Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, Deputy Chairman (South).
The PDP had named Akinwonmi acting chairman after the court suspended Secondus.
Secondus would later tell newsmen on Friday that he was still in charge of the party since another court had overturned his suspension.
However, on Saturday, Secondus wrote to Akinwonmi, asking him to take charge of the NEC meeting in his stead.
“I hereby request you to preside over the National Executive Committee meeting of the Party, taking place today, 28th August, [email protected] 12 noon, in my absence. Thank you,” he said in the letter.