Suspended PDP National Chairman challenges Court Order
The PDP National Chairman , Prince Uche Secondus, has reacted to his suspension as a court.
GoldenNewsNg reports that a State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, had restrained Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the party or as a member.
Reacting in a statement in Monday, Secondus through his media aide, Ike Abonyi, stated that he is ready to defend himself in court if summoned.
“If Secondus and the party are taken to court, they will defend themselves,” Abonyi said.
“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.”
He, however, accused the Special Assistant on media to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of manufacturing the story of Secondus suspension.
Justice Okogbule Gbasam of the Degema Division of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had suspended the PDP national chairman.
After listening to the submission of the applicants, the judge granted the interim injunction restraining Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman of the PDP.
The order read: “An order restraining the 1st Defendant from parading himself as 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.”
GoldenNewsNg gathered that a secret Nigerian government programme known as Suhlu is aimed at removing top commanders of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) from the forests, rehabilitating them, and providing them with a means of livelihood.
Sulhu, according to the UN, arose from behind-the-scenes efforts to free the more than 270 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and is hailed by supporters as smart warfare – a way to remove senior jihadists from the battlefield more effectively than a traditional military campaign.