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Court Sacks Acting PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Acting PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Tope Oshin

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has sacked the acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, from office.

Justice Huseini Baba-Yusuf Tuesday ruled in favour of Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, who sued Secondus and the PDP, alleging that Secondus was holding office illegally.

Gulak said the office of national chairman was originally zoned to the North-east part of the country and could, therefore, not be occupied by Secondus, who is from the South-South.

Justice Baba-Yusuf Yusuf agreed with Gulak and directed Secondus to vacate office and hand over the leadership of the party to either Gulak or someone capable from the North East within 14 days.

In his prayers, Gulak said based on the constitution of the party and its zoning principle, he should be the rightful occupant of the office of acting national chairman of the PDP.

The former Chairman of the party, Ahmadu Muazu, who is from Bauchi state resigned his position after the party lost the 2015 presidential election.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh said the party’s National Working Committee would discuss the judgment at its meeting on Wednesday.


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