PDP crisis: Deputy chairman steps in, suspends NWC meeting indefinitely

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, has taken over the affairs of the party following the restraining order issued against the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, by a Rivers High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday.

Akinwonmi cited Section 35 (b) of the PDP Constitution to support his action and suspended the National Working Committee meeting of the party indefinitely.

Meanwhile, hours after his suspension as the national chairman of the PDP, Secondus has said he is not afraid of the court injunction.

Secondus’s media adviser, Ike Abonyi, said late night on Monday, August 23, that his principal would defend himself in court.

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The statement partly read: “If Secondus and the party are taken to court, they will defend themselves. The PDP and Secondus are not afraid of court.

“This party is a child of history, owned by Nigerians, bigger than any individual or group, including desperadoes.”

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