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The former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Uche Secondus on Monday disclosed that he has no intention of withdrawing the suit challenging his removal from court.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that a Rivers State High Court had restrained Secondus from exercising the functions of the National Chairman of the PDP.
The judge, Justice O. Gbasam who gave the order, also approved the suspension of Secondus as a member of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.
Secondus had also vowed to defend himself in court if summoned.
However, a statement by Secondus’s Media Adviser, Mr Ike Abonyi which was made available to Africa Daily News, New York on Monday, said that he was in court to seek justice, as well as save the party from manipulations.
‘The attention of the media office of Secondus has been drawn to an unsubstantiated report claiming that he is under pressure to withdraw his case against the party from court.
‘The truth which the said news did not state is that Secondus is not in court against the party, but was dragged to court by persons bent on hijacking the soul of the party.
‘For the avoidance of doubt, the media office wishes to restate that Secondus is really under pressure for justice and will seek it anywhere to save the party from destruction,’ he said.
Abonyi said that the party leaders were aware of the situation and knew what to do to rectify the problem.
‘Nothing short of justice will save PDP from the current situation.
‘For avoidance of doubt, the justice Secondus is seeking is as enshrined in the party’s constitution which is supreme.
‘The constitution states clearly how a national chairman and any national officer can be sanctioned even where there is a known breach, talk less of where there is none,’ he said.
Secondus was removed as Chairman of Nigeria’s biggest opposition party after his ward suspended him as a member of the PDP.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK