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Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by aminulive: 1:08pm On Nov 24, 2023
A Federal High Court (FHC) in Abuja has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from.removing Sen. Samuel Anyanwu as national secretary pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling, granted the ex-parte motion moved by Joshua Musa, SAN, on Thursday, a copy of the order made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.

Justice Ekwo subsequently adjourned the matter until Dec. 4 for hearing of the motion on notice.

NAN reports that two members of the party; Geoffrey Ihentuge and Apollo’s Godspower had sued the PDP, Umar Aliyu Damagun (acting National Chairman) and National Executive Committee (NEC) as 1st to 3rd defendants.

Others are the National Working Committee (NWC) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 4th to 5th defendants respectively.

The motion was brought pursuant to Order 26, Rules 2 and 6; Order 28, Rules 1 and 2 if the FHC (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 and under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.

The plaintiffs, who sought five reliefs, prayed for an order of interim injunction, restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants from carrying out the threat to remove the national secretary (Anyanwu).

This, he said, is a violation of the provisions of Article 47 (1) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

They sought an order restraining the PDP and its executives from preventing Anyanwu discharge his functions as an elected national Officer as contained in Article 36(1) of the Constitution of the party.

They also sought an order of interim injunction restraining them from appointing any person as acting national secretary of the party when Anyanwu’s tenure is still running and subsisting until Dec. 9, 2025 pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

They equally sought an order restraining INEC (5th defendant) from recognising any purported appointment of any person as PDP’s national secretary whether in acting capacity or otherwise other than Anyanwu, whose tenure of four years was still running and subsisting until Dec. 9, 2025 pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice, among others.

Giving a 16-ground argument, the plaintiffs argued that Article 47(1) of the PDP Constitution provided for a tenure of four years for its executive committees at all levels from the date of inauguration.

They argued that Anyanwu was duly elected on Dec. 10, 2021 and was entitled to remain in office till Dec. 9, 2025. They said that an elected national officer of the 1st defendant cannot be arbitrarily removed from office in any manner howsoever without his resignation and in breach of party’s constitution.

They argued that there must be a vote of no confidence as required by Article 47(3) of the party’s constitution proposed or moved at a national convention before a national officer like Anyanwu could be removed from office, among other arguments.

Justice Ekwo granted the prayers after the motion was moved.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Anyanwu was the PDP candidate in the Nov. 11 Imo governorship election where Sen. Hope Uzodinma of All Progressives Congress (APC) was re-elected.

The PDP’s NWC had, on Nov. 14, asked Anyanwu to step aside and directed Setonji Koshoedo to take over as acting national secretary.

Until his appointment, Koshoedo was the deputy national secretary.
PDP acting National Chairman, Damagum, who announced after the NWC meeting, explained that Koshoedo’s appointment was pending the resolution of the issues.
https://politicsnigeria.com/breaking-court-stops-pdp-from-removing-anyanwu-as-national-secretary/

Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Nackzy: 1:12pm On Nov 24, 2023
PDP is dead

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by babamadiba(m): 1:33pm On Nov 24, 2023
PDP has lost it completely. They are just forcing it. You needed to see how badly they performed in the last Kogi election.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Padipadi(m): 1:33pm On Nov 24, 2023
PDP and oriburuku like 5&6

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Craniumz(m): 1:33pm On Nov 24, 2023
This is serious
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ravensckar(m): 1:34pm On Nov 24, 2023
This paperweight politician who handed UZODINMA a second term ticket on a platter of gold. Only if the PDP had allowed a level playing ground in IMO, Emeka Ihedioha would have won the primary election, perhaps the outcome would have been different. angry angry


PDP should as a matter of fact expel both Wike & Atiku from their party. Those two f00ls will continue to sink the party with their irreconcilable differences and overt greed for power. They should bring back Peter Obi & Kwakwanso, only then can they mount a serious opposition to the APC. A United opposition is the only thing that will rescue Nigeria from APC's tight grip. Well, George Bernard Shaw was right when he said; 'History does not repeat itself, it's humans that don't learn from history'.

Sen. Anyanwu should step down as PDP National Secretary. He cannot eat his cake and still think of having it. Nonsense!

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ButterBerry: 1:34pm On Nov 24, 2023
Wike has destroyed PDP

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ecolime(m): 1:34pm On Nov 24, 2023
Nackzy:
PDP is dead
And soon to be buried. Na wake-keep dem still dey do.

No thanks to Atiku.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Mopolchi: 1:35pm On Nov 24, 2023
Just like Wike, Anyanwu is irremovable. Pdp is finished as a party.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by tesppidd: 1:36pm On Nov 24, 2023
grin

Soon in this country, a Federal High Court will start granting an interlocutory injunction stopping a man from sleeping with his wife...
And he would need to go to a higher Court to vacate the order before anything.

Very soon.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Samogloby: 1:38pm On Nov 24, 2023
Nackzy:
PDP is dead
In your family house
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by tesppidd: 1:41pm On Nov 24, 2023
This one na ordinary National Secretary ooh.
But the same man behind this was able to remove a party chairman without a convention?

Play too much for this country walahi.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by inoki247: 1:42pm On Nov 24, 2023
Lol hope say PDP no go carry all this dere madness enta 2027 again nd get dere shiit right....

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by shielaAhmed: 1:42pm On Nov 24, 2023
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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by theophorus(m): 1:49pm On Nov 24, 2023
Abeg wen those conspiracy theorists them?

How much was paid to procure this Judgement?
Is the Judiciary still corrupt?

Abeg make those people help with their Abracadabra permutations make we know how much was paid by whoever to procure this Judgement and the brief about the relationship between the Judge and CJN.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Iampromoted(m): 1:50pm On Nov 24, 2023
ravensckar:
This paperweight politician who handed UZODINMA a second term ticket on a platter of gold. Only if the PDP had handed the governorship ticket to Emeka Ihedioha, perhaps the outcome would have been different. angry angry

And those good for nothing labourers too (ELUPEE) always playing to APC's electoral game plan. A United opposition is the only thing that will rescue Nigeria from APC's tight grip. If only they could all come together to form a United opposition. Well, George Bernard Shaw was right when he said; 'History does not repeat itself, it's humans that don't learn from history'.

Sen. Anyanwu should step down as PDP National Secretary. He cannot eat his cake and still think of having it. Nonsense!

Emeka didn't want to contest.
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ValarDoharis: 1:56pm On Nov 24, 2023
So you don't know that APC and INEC wrote the results, some of which were written before the election and brought to polling units?

You guys need to be active citizens and have some form of political awareness else democracy is not for you
babamadiba:
PDP has lost it completely. They are just forcing it. You needed to see how badly they performed in the last Kogi election.
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Taribo1973: 1:58pm On Nov 24, 2023
No party is as useless as PDP in my life time. Why would a man leave his position as a National secretary and contest for a gubernatorial election without resigning where he performed woefully and would come back to occupy his post in the national executive. Wike at work to completely destroy PDP and make Nigeria a one party system but God will not allow their evil plot.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ravensckar(m): 1:59pm On Nov 24, 2023
Iampromoted:


Emeka didn't want to contest.
Trust me, he wanted to. He was frustrated at the lack of level playing ground that the PDP refused to allow.

Firstly, the delegate list was tampered with, this gave Anyanwu the obvious advantage.

Secondly, Anyanwu's refusal to formally resign as the National Secretary despite the calls for it showed that he was being backed by some forces.

Thirdly, the malicious attack on the character & personality of Ihedioha by his fellow party men who accused him of being a Fulani sponsored candidate further demoralized him.

Finally, he knew for a fact that unseating UZODINMA (a seating governor) wouldn't be easy. Furthermore, attempting to do it with a divided opposition would be catastrophic. Hence, the reason he backed out of the fight. It was a battle that even the most astute politician cannot win. It's just a case of the presidential election repeating itself; if ATIKU, OBI & KWAKWANSO had worked together, Tinubu wouldn't have emerged victorious.

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 2:00pm On Nov 24, 2023
ravensckar:
This paperweight politician who handed UZODINMA a second term ticket on a platter of gold. Only if the PDP had allowed a level playing ground in IMO, Emeka Ihedioha would have won the primary election, perhaps the outcome would have been different. angry angry


PDP should as a matter of fact expel both Wike & Atiku from their party. Those two f00ls will continue to sink the party with their irreconcilable differences and overt greed for power. They should bring back Peter Obi & Kwakwanso, only then can they mount a serious opposition to the APC. A United opposition is the only thing that will rescue Nigeria from APC's tight grip. Well, George Bernard Shaw was right when he said; 'History does not repeat itself, it's humans that don't learn from history'.

Sen. Anyanwu should step down as PDP National Secretary. He cannot eat his cake and still think of having it. Nonsense!
You just hit the nail on the head.The foolish Anyawu frustrated Ihedioha when he knows he can't win election,now he wants to return back to office
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by SamuelAnyawu(m): 2:01pm On Nov 24, 2023
As the Court Pleaseswink
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Iampromoted(m): 2:04pm On Nov 24, 2023
ravensckar:
Trust me, he wanted to. He was frustrated at the lack of level playing ground that the PDP refused to allow.

Firstly, the delegate list was tampered with, this gave Anyanwu the obvious advantage.

Secondly, Anyanwu's refusal to formally resign as the National Secretary despite the calls for it showed that he was being backed by some forces.

Thirdly, the malicious attack on the character & personality of Ihedioha by his fellow party men who accused him of being a Fulani sponsored candidate further demoralized him.

Finally, he knew for a fact that unseating UZODINMA (a seating governor) wouldn't be easy. Furthermore, attempting to do it with a divided opposition would be catastrophic. Hence, the reason he backed out of the fight. It was a battle that even the most astute politician cannot win. It's just a case of the presidential election repeating itself; if ATIKU, OBI & KWAKWANSO had worked together, Tinubu wouldn't have emerged victorious.

Hmm. Good analysis.
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Afamed: 2:13pm On Nov 24, 2023
Janjawe eed party of Ipob/ Obi don finish
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Afamed: 2:15pm On Nov 24, 2023
HIGHESTPOPORI:
You just hit the nail on the head.The foolish Anyawu frustrated Ihedioha when he knows he can't win election,now he wants to return back to office

But few days ago, you claimed the election was rigged.

It's not good to speak with 2 sides of one mouth
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by ravensckar(m): 2:16pm On Nov 24, 2023
Iampromoted:


Hmm. Good analysis.
So, you see, he was right to have backed out. As much as I hate to admit it, only a PETER OBI can return PDP to glory days. Bringing him back to the fold would unite their Southern front. Then, bringing back Kwakwanso can provide them the rallying point in the North. Atiku is nothing but a serial loser and his greed for power will never pave the way for party development.

But again, they need to get rid of Wike as soon as possible. Expel him from the party and let him join the APC, then instigate the likes of Amaechi & Magnus Abe to fight him. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by HIGHESTPOPORI(m): 2:16pm On Nov 24, 2023
Afamed:


But few days ago, you claimed the election was rigged.

It's not good to speak with 2 sides of one mouth
Did Anyawu contest as LP candidate
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Afamed: 2:19pm On Nov 24, 2023
HIGHESTPOPORI:
Did Anyawu contest as LP candidate

Did the LP candidate win the election? Or what is your point with LP candidate that came 3rd?
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by Nackzy: 2:42pm On Nov 24, 2023
Samogloby:
In your family house
no in your mothers family
Re: Court Stops PDP From Removing Anyanwu As National Secretary by wunmi590(m): 2:43pm On Nov 24, 2023
babamadiba:
PDP has lost it completely. They are just forcing it. You needed to see how badly they performed in the last Kogi election.

Majority of their candidate have left the party to APC, which is the new bride 👰‍♂, so once the APC start falling and PDP start moving to the ladder 🪜 again, they will move back...

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