Prince Uche Secondus, former national president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), asked the court to prevent his party from holding the National Convention scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021.
In a letter addressed to the party (6th respondent) by his counsel, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN) on Friday, Secondus said the planned convention should be suspended pending the outcome of his case in the court.
Recall that after the crisis that recently rocked the party, the Rivers state high court on September 10 asked Secondus to stop appearing as party president.
The High Court prevented the former president from exercising the functions of the PDP’s national presidential office.
Following up on the ruling, he asked the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeals to declare that his four-year term expires on December 9, 2021, in accordance with the party’s constitution.
According to a letter issued by his lawyer, petitions have been filed against all opponents on appeal.
The letter indicated that “an Application on Notice has been filed in which Prince Uche Secondus is seeking, an order of injunction restraining the PDP, the 6th Respondent herein, whether by itself, its officers, servants, agents and or representatives from holding or conducting its National Convention scheduled for 30th and 31st October 2021 or any other date, pending the hearing and final determination of this appeal.”