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Appeal Court Takes Final Decision In Secondus Versus PDP Case



Suspended National Chairman of the PDP

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.

Meanwhile, a former Presidential candidate and media mogul, Dele Momodu, has officially joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement on Friday made available to Naija News, the publisher of Ovation magazine stated that he joined the PDP to contribute his quota to the growth and development of the nation.

Momodu noted that he joined the PDP in order to help the party win the 2023 presidential election and sweep away the bad policies and practices of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its government.

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