Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital has struck out the appeal of the embattled National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus seeking to stop the party from conducting its national convention this year.
Secondus, had in appeal marked CA/PH/ 339, asked the court to restrain the PDP from conducting its national convention slated for Saturday, October 31st, 2021.
The convention is scheduled to hold on Saturday and Sunday, October 30 and 31, 2021, in Abuja.
The three-man panel dismissed the appeal which was filed on October 14, 2021, for lacking in merit.
The unanimous judgement was read by Justice Gabriel Kolawale.
On August 23, 2021, some members of the party reportedly instituted a suit marked PHC/2183/CS/2021 at the High Court of Rivers State, Port Harcourt Judicial Division, with Secondus and the PDP as defendants.
Subsequently, the court delivered its judgment and restrained Secondus from performing the functions of the National Chairman of the PDP.
The suspended chairman then filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal seeking an order of injunction restraining the PDP, its officers and representatives from holding or conducting the national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021, or any other date pending the hearing and final determination of the appeal.
The court had earlier fixed Thursday, 28th of October, to hear and rule on the motion for Interim order of injunction brought by Secondus against the PDP and others.
The Appellate Court said the PDP National Convention scheduled for 30-31 October, 2021 can go ahead as Uche’s appeal lacked merit.