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PDP: Court orders Secondus to hand over to Gulak

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, suffered another set back on Tuesday, as an Abuja High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, yesterday, sacked its Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

Justice Hussein Baba, who presided over the case brought the court by a former Special Adviser on Political Matters to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, ordered Secondus to vacate Chairmanship seat of the PDP within 14 days, ruling that Secondus assumed the headship of the party through an illegitimate process.

According to Justice Baba, since the position of the Acting National Chairman of the PDP was originally zoned to the North-East geo-political zone of the country, it cannot be occupied by Secondus.

The judge further directed Secondus to hand over the chairmanship of the party to Gulak or any other qualified member from the Northeast who is qualified in acting capacity within the next two weeks.

The plaintiff, Gulak, approached the court to challenge the emergence of Chief Secondus as the interim leader of the party, praying the court to sack the defendant.

He contended that by the provision of the PDP constitution and its zoning principle, he (Gulak), was the proper person to replace the last Chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu, who hailed from the North East geopolitical zone.

However, counsel to the PDP, Mr. Paul Isaiah, shortly after the judgement, said the party will appeal against the judgement, as well as file for stay of its execution.

“We are going to appeal this judgement. Apart from the appeal, we are also going to file a stay of execution of the judgement because the National Convention of the party is in March next year”.

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  1. Bukola Ajisola

    December 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    This is victory for all Nigerians.Our president would for once be allowed to govern without the invidious distraction, shenanigans and rouble rousing fortitude of the nascent Pull Him Down opposition.

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