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Appeal Court Strikes Out Suit Challenging Secondus’ Suspension From PDP

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has dismissed an application challenging the suspension of Mr Uche Secondus from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A panel of three justices led by Justice Haruna Tsammani struck out the suit on Tuesday during its sitting in the Rivers State capital.

The PDP had filed the application at the appellate court to test the validity of Secondus’ suspension from the main opposition party.

In its judgement delivered on September 10, a high court in Rivers affirmed the suspension of Secondus from the party at his ward in Ikuru Town in Andoni Local Government Area of the state.

During proceedings on Tuesday, the new counsel to the main opposition party, Sunday Ameh, told the court that upon going through the processes, he did not find the need to continue with the application.

Meanwhile, the court has adjourned the argument on the application seeking to stop the PDP from conducting its National Convention this weekend.

The argument on the application was adjourned till 12pm on Thursday following an application for joinder by interested parties.

It is, however, not clear if the court would make any pronouncement on the adjourned date.

The PDP had fixed October 30 and 31 for a special convention to elect new national officers in Abuja, as a means to resolve the internal crisis that rocked the Secondus led National Working Committee of the party.

But Secondus is not pleased with the decision to conduct the convention which would abruptly end his tenure that was due to expire in December.

The suspended PDP National Chairman later filed an application as part of the processes in the ongoing litigation over his suspension from the party, to stop the party from holding the convention.

Following the suspension of Secondus, Mr Yomi Akinwonmi has been serving as the PDP National Chairman in an acting capacity.

No Secondus, No Meeting?
Amid the controversy sparked by Secondus’ suspension, a Federal High Court in Lagos declined to entertain a suit filed by a faction of the PDP seeking to restrain the party and any of its members from calling, summoning or presiding over any meeting, except it was called by the suspended national chairman.

The presiding judge, Justice Tijjani Ringim, in a ruling delivered on September 9 declined to entertain the suit on the grounds that it was not ripe for hearing since the defendants listed therein had yet to respond to it.

Listed as plaintiffs in the suit were Mr Eddy Olafeso, Mr Rashidi Sunmonu, Mr Daisi Akintan, Mr Bunmi Jenyo, and Mr Wahab Owokoniran.

Those listed as defendants were the PDP, Secondus, Yomi Akinwonmi (PDP Deputy National Chairman, South), Senator Suleiman Nazif (PDP Deputy National Chairman, North), Senator Ibrahim Tsauri (National Secretary, PDP), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Among other reliefs, the plaintiffs had sought “An interlocutory order of injunction restraining the first, third, fourth, and fifth defendants by themselves, their servants, agents, privies or any member of the defendant whatsoever, other than the second defendant, from calling, summoning or presiding over any meeting of the party whatsoever, including the meeting of any committee of the party, any congress of the party, the National Working Committee, the National Executive Committee, the National Convention, and all other organs or bodies of the party pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.”

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Birthday Anniversary: Gov AbdulRazaq Rejoice With Deputy Speaker Adetiba

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hon. Raphael Adetiba on his birthday anniversary, wishing him many more years in sound health.

 

In a statement on Monday, the Governor described the Deputy Speaker as a great party man and a pillar of the Ninth Assembly with a track record of working with his colleagues to strengthen good governance.

 

“I send my best wishes to Hon. Adetiba and his family as he celebrates his birthday today,” the Governor said in the statement.

 

“I pray the Almighty God to continue to bless the vibrant lawmaker who, like his colleagues in the Assembly, stands for the success of the Otoge administration at all times. I wish him many more years of happiness and good health.”

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Just In: Aregbesola Gives Fresh Order To Prisons Officers Over Jailbreak

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday, ordered prisons officers to shoot dead anybody who attempts to attack any correctional centre in the country.

The minister gave this order while inspecting the facility at the Agodi Custodial Centre, Ibadan.

He said the officer must make it impossible for anyone to penetrate the facility because it is a red zone.

The minister said any attempt to attack correctional centres should be a suicide attempt and perpetrators must not be allowed to live to tell the story.

Aregbesola said any attack on any correctional centre is an attack on the state and such must never be allowed again

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Osun: Woman Delivers Triplet While Husband Is In Prison

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A 25-year-old who delivered a triplet in Ede, Osun State, Abdul Lateef Aminat, has appealed to Nigerians for help to pay hospital bills and buy medicines prescribed for her by Doctor.

 

Amina who delivered three boys on Tuesday 12th January 2022, through a Caesarean Section (CS), lamented that the joy that came to her turned to sadness because of her husband who has been in prison for about seven months.

 

Speaking with our correspondent, the woman stated that she got to know of her pregnancy after her husband has been sent to jail.

 

Though she refused to disclose the nature of the offence that led her husband to jail, Aminat said her husband was doing aluminium work before he had the problem.

 

She explained that she was happy when she learnt that the three boys were hale and hearty, saying the condition of her husband added sadness to her joy.

 

“I was sad the day I was told that I was carrying three children. I have been managing and coping. My sadness increased when I was told that one of the children is bending. I was told that I won’t be able to deliver the baby myself except with a Caesarean Section (CS). I was not happy since then. I was afraid because this is my firstborn.

 

“The day I was asked to come for the operation, there was no money to deposit. The family of my husband have spent so much on their son. They didn’t have money. My family also did not have money.

 

“It was as if people helped us to collect alms so that we can make deposits for the operation. We were able to deposit N30,000 out of N70,000 they asked us to deposit.”

 

The mother of three lamented that she could not afford the medicine prescribed for her and the hospital bill has not been settled.

 

She explained that she has learnt how to sell medicine at a chemist but could not raise money to start her shop.

 

The mother of the triplet appealed to philanthropists in the country to help her with the payment of the hospital bills and the medicine prescribed for her by the Doctor.

 

Efforts to speak with the management of the hospital in Ede proved futile as a Nurse on duty said only the Doctor can speak to the press.

 

She said the remaining balance of the hospital would be made known to the woman when she is ready and fit to go home.

 

The Sun Nigeria

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