The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has recorded a timely victory ahead of its National convention scheduled for 30th and 31st of October, 2021. This followed the dismissal of the suit filed by suspended party Chairman Prince Uche Secondus by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal.
The court session presided by a panel of three judges led by Justice Haruna Tsammani found no merit in Mr Secondus’ appeal saying he willingly relinquished his position as party chairman since he did not at anytime challenge his removal at ward and local government levels.
PDP Chieftain and former Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Mike Omeri described the judgement as a landmark victory not just for the PDP but for Nigeria’s democracy.
“The judgement in Portharcourt today is a landmark victory for the PDP and our democracy because it gives the party an ample opportunity towards reclaiming power in 2023.” he said.
Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom aslo hailed the court’s decision, saying that the party can capitalize on the victory to rebuild the country.
“With this victory, we are going to rebuild this country and achieve even more.” he said.
It would be recalled that Secondus had earlier filed a suit against the party challenging his removal from office.