Regardless of the ruling of a Excessive Court docket in Kebbi State which quashed his suspension and reinstated him as nationwide chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), the destiny of Prince Uche Secondus remains to be unsure.
The management disaster within the occasion assumed a brand new dimension because the embattled nationwide chairman was yesterday stopped from presiding over the occasion’s caucus assembly.
The assembly which statutorily precedes the Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly was nonetheless presided over by the deputy nationwide chairman (South), Elder Yemi Akinwonmi, in his capability as appearing nationwide chairman.
The NEC assembly billed to carry at present is predicted to handle the disaster rocking the occasion, together with Secondus’ destiny.
Akinwonmi was endorsed to pilot the affairs of the PDP by the occasion stakeholders together with, governors, Board of Trustees and the Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) following an interim order by a Excessive Court docket in Rivers State on Monday which restrained Secondus from parading himself as nationwide chairman and member of the occasion.
However the excessive courtroom in Kebbi State on Thursday overturned the choice of the Rivers excessive courtroom when it ordered Secondus to return to his place as PDP nationwide chairman.
Armed with the courtroom, Secondus who arrived on the occasion’s premises at about 9:38am yesterday was obtained with cheers by his supporters on the occasion workplace.
The embattled chairman nonetheless proceeded to his workplace the place he held a gathering with the appearing chairman, Akinwonmi, within the firm of a former governorship candidate of Ogun State, Hon Ladi Adebutu.
A light drama ensued on the venue of the caucus assembly held on the occasion secretariat, when the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, mentioned upon his return Secondus had requested that he needs to be allowed to preside over the assembly.
The request was greeted with uproar by members of the occasion caucus.
Following the stiff opposition to the request that Secondus ought to preside over the assembly, Senator Jibrin, and chairman of the PDP Governors’ Discussion board and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, went to satisfy with Secondus in his workplace and pleaded with him to not attend the assembly.
They nonetheless returned with Akinwonmi who presided over the assembly, however the drama continued as Akinwonmi interrupted the grasp of ceremony, asking him to not check with him as deputy nationwide chairman.
Introducing himself because the appearing nationwide chairman of the occasion, Akinwonmi famous that he obtained a letter as he was approaching the caucus assembly.
Though he refused to offer particulars of the content material of the letter, members of the caucus stopped him from studying it.
He mentioned, “Once I arrived on the secretariat a letter was handed over to me and I obtained it. I instructed the BOT chairman and he mentioned he additionally has it.
“My pricey caucus, the letter is essential. I’ll need us, if doable, to to start with focus on the content material of the letter as a result of it is extremely essential,” he added, noting that he has held over 5 or 6 conferences since Thursday.
In the meantime, the nationwide caucus of PDP has mounted the a lot anticipated nationwide conference of the occasion for October 30 this 12 months.
It additionally mentioned the venue of the conference shall be determined by the Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly at present.
The caucus additionally arrange a committee led by former Senate president, Senator David Mark, to plead with Governor Nyesom Wike and Prince Uche Secondus to withdraw their courtroom circumstances.
It was gathered that after the assembly some occasion leaders led by Senator David Mark went to satisfy with Secondus in his workplace. Darius Ishaku got here out of the assembly by 2:45pm.
Chairman of the PDP governors’ discussion board, Tambuwal, who briefed journalists after the caucus assembly, mentioned, “We have now simply risen from our fortieth assembly of the Nationwide caucus of our nice occasion, the PDP, the place we’ve resolved to undergo the NEC of our occasion tomorrow a advice from the Nationwide Working Committee for the nationwide conference of our occasion to be held between Friday thirtieth of October to Saturday thirty first of October. Will probably be decided by the grace of God tomorrow by NEC.
“Additionally, this distinguished physique had empanelled distinguished leaders of our occasion, underneath the management of former president of the Senate, Senator David Mark, to interface with our leaders who’re concerned in these problems with courtroom so that each one courtroom issues could be now withdrawn after which for normalcy to return to the occasion.
“I enchantment on behalf of this physique to all well-meaning members of our occasion to sheath their sword. Allow us to embrace peace as a result of Nigeria is ready for PDP and I imagine that we’ve the capability to resolve no matter points we’ve internally.”
On the Kebbi courtroom order which reinstated Secondus, he mentioned, “Nicely, that matter got here up and in view of the truth that we’re but to obtain the service of the courtroom order, this committee goes to satisfy with all of the events concerned accordingly.”
In the meantime, an announcement yesterday, Secondus mentioned he had taken over the affairs of the occasion.
The assertion by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, reads partly: “Secondus who was obeying the purported experte order of a Degema Excessive Court docket in Rivers State had stayed away however acquired reinstated after a Kebbi Excessive Court docket presided over by Justice Nasirat.i. Umar directed him to renew.
“Sequel to that Prince Secondus who had stayed away though not served resumed and the deputy Nationwide Chairman South, Elder Yemi Akinwomi who held forth in his absence upon receipt of the brand new Court docket order handed over to him.
“On the transient handover , Prince Secondus pledged to proceed offering astute management to the occasion.”
Elder Akinwomi additionally introduced his receipt of the courtroom order which he offered to the caucus assembly.”