… Opens door to the PDP’s National Convention

All obstacles standing in the way of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is billed to take place tomorrow in Abuja have been removed.

This is sequel to a verdict that has just been delivered in Port Harcourt by the  Court of Appeal.

A panel of three justices of the Court of Appeal moments ago set aside an appeal filed by the outgoing National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.

Secondus had earlier challenged his non participation in the National Convention by virtue of a suspension order slammed on him.

The membership of Ikuru ward in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, it would be recalled, had summarily suspended their son who had taken to the trenches to fight Governor Nyesom Wike.

The Court said Secondus’ plea relating to the stoppage of the convention was late in time.

The Court’s pronouncement which may be subject to further litigation in the Supreme Court effectively gives victory to associates of the Rivers Governor and the PDP.

Wike had insisted publicly that Secondus lacks what it takes to lead the PDP into the future.

Given the ruling there is nothing that is standing in the way of  the commencement of Saturday’s  National Convention of the PDP billed to take place in Abuja.

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About 3,600 delegates are expected to take part in the convention.

Most of them, including those from Rivers State have started arriving the Federal Capital Territory.

As at the time of filing this report delegations from Etche and Degema local government areas in Rivers State have landed Abuja.