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He plans to do so through the court as the party has carried on with plans to conduct the convention that will produce his replacement and other national officers of the PDP. The convention is scheduled to hold on October 30 and 31, 2021. Currently, members of the organizing committee are on ground in Abuja finalizing arrangement for the event even as Secondus is determined to stop it. This is because the suit he filed will be heard today and the court will decide whether to grant his request or not.
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The major request Secondus is asking the court to grant
The embattled Chairman is asking the court to give an order stopping PDP from conducting the convention on the scheduled dates or any other date pending when his main suit has been decided. What this means is that if the court grants the request Secondus is pushing, then PDP will be stopped from holding the convention on October 30 and 31. Additionally, the convention will also be put on hold until when the suit Secondus filed challenging his suspension has been decided.
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This is a smart move by Secondus to challenge the manner he was made to step aside before the end of his tenure. This his bid becomes necessary now that moves are in top gear to conduct the national convention to elect a replacement for him and new set of national executives. Secondus believes that he needs to fight back to reclaim his seat after alleging that his suspension (or call it his removal) did not follow the legal process provided in the PDP constitution.
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PDP leaders seem to have ignored Secondus to do what he can. They have moved on with plans to hold the convention. According to the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party has not been served any court order barring it from conducting the convention. So, they would carry until there is such order or court judgement. He added that the party does not respond to or get distracted by people approaching the court but it responds to court orders or judgements.
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Many Nigerians will be waiting to know how things will play out as court decides the case of Secondus today. Today's decision by the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt will have very significant positive or negative effect on PDP and its plans to conduct the convention that will usher in a new set of leaders. Will the court stop the convention as Secondus is asking or will the court reject the request?
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