June 25, 2024

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Court stops Anyanwu from parading as PDP Nat’l Secy

POLITICAL worries of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just-concluded Imo governorship election Sen. Samuel Anyanwu are far from over.
A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja high court has ordered Sen. Anyanwu to cease parading himself as the national secretary of the PDP.
The order is sequel to a suit seeking for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP from recognizing Anyanwu as national secretary of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The suit marked FCT/HC/M/015/23 has Douglas Nwachukwu as the complainant, while the PDP, Anyanwu and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are listed as the defendants.
After hearing a motion on notice from F. S. Jimba, counsel for the applicant, Justice M.M. Adamu restrained Anyanwu from parading himself as the PDP’s national secretary.
Adamu also restrained the PDP and INEC from recognizing Anyanwu in that position pending the determination of the substantive suit.
The matter has been adjourned to January 24, 2024 for hearing of the substantive suit.
After his loss of the election (as announced by INEC on Sunday) Anyanwu allegedly resumed his office on Tuesday as his party’s national secretary.
He is said to have ddressed staff of the PDP national secretariat on Tuesday, thanking the party faithful for their support during the election.
Recall that some party stakeholders had demanded his resignation as national secretary before Saturday’s election.