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High court sacks PDP Acting Chairman, Secondus

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A High Court in Abuja, yesterday,  chaired by Justice Hussein Baba sacked ’s , ordering him to vacate the Chairmanship seat of the within 14 days.


The court order followed a suit filed by the erstwhile to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Mr. .
The court said that Secondus a$$umed the headship of the party through an illegitimate process.

agreed with the plaintiff that the position of the of the was originally zoned to the North-East geo-political zone of the country hence, cannot be occupied by Secondus.

Gulak had in his suit, challenged the emergence of as the interim leader of the party.
He prayed the court to sack the defendant, contending that by the provision of the PDP constitution and its zoning principle, he (Gulak), was the proper person to replace the last Chairman of the party, , who hailed from the geopolitical zone.

The defendants had challenged the competence of the suit, even as they queried the locus standi of the plaintiff to file same.
The defendants equally challenged the jurisdiction of the high court to meddle in the domestic affairs of a political party.

Counsel to the PDP, Mr. responded by saying:

“We are going to appeal this judgement. Apart from the appeal, we are also going to file a stay of execution of the judgement because the National Convention of the party is in March next year”.

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