Mr Uche Secondus has been barred from parading or acting as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a High Court in Rivers State (PDP).
The order was issued on Monday by Justice Okogbule Gbasam of the Degema Division of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt.
“That an order of interim injunction is granted restraining the first defendant from parading himself as a member of the second defendant or national chaiman of the defendant or performing the functions of national chairman of the second defendant or any committee of the second defendants at 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,” he said.
The vacation court’s decision comes after four people Ibeawuchi Alex, Dennis Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen, and Umeziriki Onucha submitted a motion ex parte marked PHC/2183/CS/2021.
The suit’s initial and second respondents were named as Secondus and the main opposition party.
Justice Gbasam also ordered Secondus to stop posing as a member of the PDP, according to documents signed by the court’s Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation), Patricia Victor-Nwoka.
After reviewing the affidavit in support of the motion ex parte and the written address, as well as hearing the submissions of the applicants’ counsel, he issued the order.