PDP National Chairman Secondus
The High Court of Rivers State has issued an interim injunction restraining Prince Uche Secondus from parading himself as National Chairman and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Justice. O. Gbasam of the Degema Judicial Division vacation court sitting in Port Harcourt granted the order yesterrday, following a suit No: PHC/2183/CS/2021 filed by Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex, Dennis Nna Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen and Umezirike Onucha against Uche Secondus and the PDP as first and second defendants.
The judge, after the reading of the affidavit in support of the motion of ex parte, as well as the written address, and after hearing the submission of H.A. Bello, counsel to the applicants, granted the interim injunction restraining Secondus from parading himself as the party’s national chairman.
Excerpts from the order read: “That an order restraining the first defendant from parading himself as a member of the second defendant or the national chairman of the defendant or performing the functions of national chairman of the second defendant or calling, attending or presiding over any meeting of the second defendant or any committee of the second defendant at the ward, local government or state level or calling for any ward, local government or state congress of the second defendant or setting up committees for such congresses or participating in any activity of the second defendant whatsoever whilst on suspension as a member of the second defendant pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.”
Justice Gbasam also granted leave to serve by substituted means the originating summons, motion on notice, all orders made by the court and all subsequent processes on the respondent by pasting same on his gate at No.1 William Jumbo Street, Old G.R.A, Port Harcourt.
The judge further granted leave to serve by substituted means orders made by the court on the respondents by publishing same in The Nation newspaper.