This is not the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory yesterday sacked its Acting National Chairman Chief Uche Secondus. Delivering the judgement, Justice Hussein Baba ordered Chief Secondus to vacate the Chairmanship seat of the PDP within 14 days.
The court order followed a suit filed by the former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters Mr. Ahmed Gulak. The court held that Secondus assumed the leadership of the party through an illegitimate process.
Justice Baba agreed with the plaintiff that the position of the Acting National Chairman of the PDP was originally zoned to the North-East geo-political zone of the country and therefore cannot be occupied by Secondus.
The court therefor directed Secondus to within the next two weeks, hand over the leadership of the party to the plaintiff or any other member of the PDP from the North-East, who is worthy to pilot the affairs of the party in an acting capacity.