Court extends order restraining PDP from suspending, expelling Wike
- The Court in Abuja has stopped the PDP from suspending or expelling the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, from the party
- The PDP chieftain had approached the court through his legal counsel led by Dr Joshua Mus, SAN, to restrain the national leadership of the party from suspending or expelling him
- At the resumption of the suit on Tuesday, the judge ordered parties in the suit not to take steps that would render the court’s judgement “worthless”
On Tuesday, February 14, a Federal High Court in Abuja extended the order restraining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from suspending or expelling Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, from the party.
Wike through his lawyers asked the court to order the defendants to maintain status quo and stay all actions relating to the threats to suspend or expel him, a report by The Cable noted.
Court extends case involving PDP and Wike
At Tuesday’s proceedings, Wike’s lawyer, Joshua Musa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), acknowledged receipt of court filings from the PDP, Premium Times report further confirmed.
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The court extended the interim order it made on February 2nd, restraining the PDP and its leadership from making suspension or expulsion moves on the Governor.
Responding to the judge’s order, PDP’s lawyer, Johnson Usman, a SAN, promised, “We will not tamper with the res (subject matter of the case pending its determination).”
The case was adjourned
Meanwhile, Subject to the agreement of lawyers in the case, the judge adjourned the suit till Monday, March 6, 2023, for the hearing of all pending applications and the substantive matter.
PDP Crisis: Is G5 Governors Broken? Wike Finally Opens Up
Legit.ng reported earlier that, Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has disclosed the state of things on the G5 Governors or Integrity Group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the group has not divided as against many speculations.
According to the governor, the group will act based on its plan on February 25, the day of the presidential election, Channels Television reported.
The governor disclosed this on Tuesday, February 12, at the governorship campaign rally of the PDP in the Ahoada east local government area of Rivers state.
Suspended PDP senator reveals danger ahead for the opposition party
Meanwhile, the senator representing Enugu west, Chimaroke Nnamani described his suspension from the PDP as incurably messy.
Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu state, said the suspension could not stand a legal test because he was denied the right to a fair hearing.
According to Nnamani, he was neither invited for complaints nor given any query to respond to.