By John Ikani
A Rivers High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an order of interim injunction stopping Prince Uche Secondus from parading himself as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The order was given by Justice O. Gbasam of the State High Court sitting in Degema Local Government Area of the State.
Justice Gbasah restrained Secondus from attending or presiding over any meeting of the PDP or any committee of the party at ward, local government or state government.
The judge also approved the suspension of Secondus as a member of the party pending the hearing and determination of motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
The order of the vacation court follows a motion ex parte marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 and filed by four persons – Ibeawuchi Alex, Dennis Amadi, Emmanuel Stephen, and Umeziriki Onucha.
Secondus and the main opposition party were listed as the first and second respondents to the suit.
According to documents signed by the Assistant Chief Registrar (Litigation) of the court, Patricia Victor-Nwoka, Justice Gbasam also ordered Secondus to stop parading himself as a member of the PDP.
He made the order after reading the affidavit in support of the motion ex parte and the written address, as well as heard the submissions of the counsel for the applicants.