A high court sitting in Port Harcourt has on Friday afternoon, restrained Prince Uche Secondus from acting, presiding, convening a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whether as chairman or member.
The court also barred him from presiding over any PDP meeting in the ward, local government, state or at the national level.
While we bring you updates as they unfold, our correspondent reports that the latest judgment which appears to have worsened the leadership crisis rocking the party is coming less than 24 hours after a Kebbi State high court revoked its order restoring Uche Secondus as national chairman of the PDP.
Nusirat Umar, the presiding judge, said she was misled to give the order by Secondus’ lawyer whom she accused of concealing an important fact.
The judge had earlier issued an order nullifying a previous order by another court which restrained Secondus from parading himself as PDP chairman.
According to the judge, the important fact concealed by the lawyer was that Secondus had been suspended from the PDP by the party’s ward executives in Rivers State. She added that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear and determine the previous matter.
Umar lamented that the situation created by Secondus’ lawyer caused embarrassment to the judiciary.