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Kebbi Court restores Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman

A High Court in Kebbi State has reinstated Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Justice Nusirat Umar of the Kebbi State High Court gave the order on Thursday in a suit brought before her in Birinin Kebbi, the state capital.

Giving the order in the case filed KB/AC/M. 170/2021, Justice Umar said she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondents that an interim order should be granted on the purported suspension of Secondus pending the determination of the case.

Secondus and the PDP are first and second respondents respectively in the suit brought before the court by three claimants and members of the party; Yahaya Usman, Abubakar Mohammed and Bashar Suleman.

Recall that a Rivers State High Court, presided by Justice O. Gbasam, had suspended Secondus and had ordered him stop parading himself as PDP Chairman.

Following the Rivers court order, the Board of Trustees of the PDP had ratified the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Yemi Akinwonmi, as the Acting National Chairman of the party in line with the party’s constitution.

But the Rivers court order was stayed by Justice Umar of the Kebbi State High Court on Thursday.

Justice Umar granted, “An order of this Honorable court granting leave to the first respondent (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.”