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Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Kwanza: 3:48pm On Oct 22
In a letter dated 21st October, 2021, former National chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus move to stop PDP convention. The letter reads:

Dear Sir,

RE: CA/PH/341/2021: PRINCE UCHE I SECONDUS V IBEAWUCHI E. ALEX & ORS. AND PENDENCY OF APPLICATION FOR INJUNCTION TO RESTRAIN THE HOLDING OF PP NATIONAL CONVENTION

We act for the Appellant in the above captioned matter, PRINCE UCHE SECONDUS, who was
the National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), prior to the institution of Suit
Number PHC/2183/CS/2021, and wish to bring to your attention the following facts:

1. On 23 August 2021 one Mr Ibeawuchi E. Alex and four others jointly instituted Suit No
PHC/2183/CS/2021 at the High Court of Rivers State, PortHarcourt Judicial Division against Prince Uche Seconds and the PP as Defendants.

2. On 10 September 2021, the High Court of Rivers State delivered its judgment in the Suit
whereby Prince Uche Seconds was, inter alia, restrained from performing the functions of the office of National Chairman of the PDP.

3. An appeal has been filed and entered against the judgment at the Court of Appeal, PortHarcourt Judicial Division.

4. In addition, an Application on Notice has been filed in which Prince Uche Secondus is seeking, inter alia, the following orders:

i. AN ORDER of injunction restraining the PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, the 6th Respondent herein, whether by itself, its officers, servants, agents and or representatives from holding or conducting its National Convention scheduled for 30th and 31st October 2021 or any other date, pending the hearing and final determination of this appeal.
ALTERNATIVELY TO I ABOVE

ii. AN ORDER that the parties to this appeal, particularly the Appellant/Applicant and the 6th Respondent (Peoples Democratic Party) shall maintain the status quo ante as at 22 August 2021, when Appellant/Applicant was occupying the office of National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, pending the hearing and final determination of this appeal.

5. The application has since been served on you and other Respondents in the appeal.

6. Notwithstanding the service of the Application for injunction, it has come to the Notice of our client that the PP and its officers continue to prepare to hold the National Convention on 30 and 31 October 2021.

7. This letter is intended to draw your attention to the position of the law of Nigeria on this subject as encapsulated in the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the celebrated case of GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE vs. CHIEF EMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU (1986) I NWLR (Part 18) 621 @ 637, in which the court, reviewed various decisions on the point, and approved the following principles as the correct position of the law, that is:

“The rule is well settled …… that where a suit is brought to enjoin certain activities ……of which the defendant has notice, the hands of the defendant are effectually tied pending a hearing and determination even though no restraining order or preliminary injunction be issued…..

The conclusion to be drawn from all the cases is that after a defendant has been notified of the pendency of a suit seeking an injunction against him even though a temporary injunction be not granted, he acts at his peril and subject to the power of the court to restore the status wholly irrespective of the merits as they may be ultimately decided.”

8. The same position was taken by the Court of Appeal in CHIEF ELIAS OKEKE-OBA vs. IKWUKA OKOYE (1994) 8 NWLR (364) 605 @ 617-618, where the court said as follows:

“The general practice is that on application for an order for interlocutory injunction, all activities affecting the res, ….are automatically terminated as a mark of respect to the court before whom the application is pending.…..if..parties to the suit senselessly rush their tortious trespassory activities…in the spacious belief that that would promote their unfounded claims to the res. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Such heedless posture is, to say the least, a fragrant disrespect to the court. It clearly, in my opinion amounts to intransigence for a party against whom an order for injunction is sought to intensify his interference with the res.. The court cannot be hoodwinked by such impropriety of unlawful acts in relation to the res.……Nor can the person in such disrespect be allowed to take advantage of his default and flagrant intransigence.”

9. The logical corollary of the foregoing pronouncements of the courts is that having been served with an application seeking to restrain the holding of its National Convention pending the determination of the appeal filed by Prince Uche Seconds, the PDP would be embarking upon a collision course with the court if it proceeds to hold the National Convention before the hearing and determination of the Application.

10. Should such contumacious conduct of holding the National Convention before the hearing
and determination of the Application be embarked upon by the Party however, we shall not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against all national officers of the Party that are responsible for such conduct of contempt of court.

11. Quite apart from the fact that such contumacious conduct would impinge on the integrity of the Party, we would on our part, swiftly take steps to invoke the jurisdiction of the court to nullify any decision, action or step taken at such Convention.

We trust that you will wisely advise the Peoples’ Democratic Party and its officers in this regard.

Yours faithfully,

TAYO OYETIBO, SAN, FCIArb, FNIALS.
https://www.newtelegraphng.com/secondus-to-pdp-halt-national-convention/

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Flexherbal(m): 3:53pm On Oct 22
Politicians!

They are all fighting for their pockets and their stomachs.

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Baawaa(m): 3:53pm On Oct 22
PDP's problem is more than Nigeria problem

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Nobody: 3:53pm On Oct 22
When these people go ever put their house in order?
We have shameless politicians in this country

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Maxymilliano(m): 3:54pm On Oct 22
Like APC, like PDP

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Bewiseedet(m): 3:55pm On Oct 22
Las las na go assasinate am.
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by neutralmind: 3:55pm On Oct 22
Sad
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Moferere: 3:55pm On Oct 22
PDP will never learn. Very unfortunate party undecided

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by JosephXavier(m): 3:57pm On Oct 22
Please PDP should try and put their house in order

Why are they always washing their dirty linen outside?
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by abobote: 4:00pm On Oct 22
I'm with secondus, he wasn't treated fairly, so the need to fight back

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by MarveworldG: 4:05pm On Oct 22
Ok
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by frugal(m): 4:05pm On Oct 22
He should go and rest please.

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by ATEAMS: 4:10pm On Oct 22
E B things
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by muykem: 4:12pm On Oct 22
Secondus should not waste his money as long as Marry Odili still remains supreme judge. She can't do anything against Wike interest because secret involve.

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by espn(m): 4:19pm On Oct 22
Gnam
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by espn(m): 4:20pm On Oct 22
frugal:
He should go and rest please.
rest for what...

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by brainpulse: 4:22pm On Oct 22
A cursed party that has destroyed the nation for several years will not rise again. Amen

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Kingspin(m): 4:29pm On Oct 22
Pride is a dangerous behaviour
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by SimplePlan34: 4:32pm On Oct 22
K

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Healthybiz: 4:34pm On Oct 22
smiley
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by ruggedtimi(m): 4:44pm On Oct 22
Lol
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Afamed: 4:45pm On Oct 22
Confirmed confused party of Looters/ IPoB

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by cyril10(m): 4:47pm On Oct 22
brainpulse:
A cursed party that has destroyed the nation for several years will not rise again. Amen

I still strongly believe that APC is more cursed because of high damages they are inflicting on innocent Nigerians and the economy.

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Bigii(m): 5:25pm On Oct 22
Secondus is a useless man. Greedy idiot angry

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Ubongikouwem: 5:34pm On Oct 22
I stand with secondus

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by greatiyk4u(m): 5:36pm On Oct 22
cyril10:


I still strongly believe that APC is more cursed because of high damages they are inflicting on innocent Nigerians and the economy.

PDP apologist sighted

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Yus2020: 5:38pm On Oct 22
Uche Secondus go and rest it won't work am aware that you have collected money from Apc to do dirty job for them but it won't work

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Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by dejiih01: 5:42pm On Oct 22
You're confused as Nigeria itself.
Maxymilliano:
Like APC, like PDP

Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by MrImole: 5:53pm On Oct 22
Okay
Re: Halt National Convention Now - Secondus Tells PDP by Kyf1: 6:00pm On Oct 22
Hmmm

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