Embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has reacted to court injunction banning him from parading himself as the party chair.
Justice O. Gbasah of the Degema Judicial Division vacation court, sitting in Port Harcourt granted the prayer of Ibeabuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis Nna Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umezirike Onucha against Uche Secondus and the PDP.
“That an order restraining the 1st defendant from parading himself as a member of the 2nd defendant or the national chairman of the defendant or performing the functions of national chairman of the 2nd defendant or calling , attending or presiding over any meeting of the 2nd defendant or any committee of the 2nd defendant at the Ward, Local Government or State level or calling for any Ward, Local Government or State Congress of the 2nd defendant or setting up committees for such Congresses or participating in any activity of the 2nd defendant whatsoever whilst on suspension as a member of the 2nd defendant pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction,” Gbasah said.
The plaintiffs are purportedly lackeys of Gov Nyesom Wike who is spearheading the anti-Secondus’ force in the party.
The embattled chair took to WhatsApp to react to the court order via his Media Adviser Ike Abonyi.
The message reads: “The Media Office of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been inundated with calls from media houses on a press statement sent to newsrooms by one Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant, Media to the Rivers state Governor, Bar Nyesom Wike announcing that ‘Court Restrains Secondus from Parading himself as National Chairman, member of the PDP.
“If Secondus and the party are taken to court, they will defend themselves. The PDP and Secondus are not afraid of court. This party is a child of history, owned by Nigerians, bigger than any individual or group, including desperadoes.”