As the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal rules on the suit seeking to restrain the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from holding its National Convention on October 31, the governors elected under the platform of the main opposition party will hold an emergency meeting to consider any emerging threats against the party’s national convention scheduled in Abuja, it has learnt.
It was gathered that the governors elected under the platform of the main opposition party may hold an emergency meeting to consider the emerging threats against the national convention of the party scheduled this week in Abuja.
The inability of the various organs of the party to broker a truce between the suspended national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus and the Rivers State governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, is casting doubt over the possibility of holding the national election convention of the party.
The anxiety is further compounded by the letter dated October 22, 2021 by Secondus lawyer, Mr. Tayo Oyetiba (SAN), asking the party to suspend the national convention, pending the determination of the suit at the Court of Appeal.
It was gathered that when the case comes up on Tuesday, Oyetibo is expected to ask the court for an interlocutory injunction to stop the party from going ahead of the national convention.
Oyetibo would premise his request on the fact when a case is in court, parties are not supposed to take further action so as not to tie the hands of the court.
The embattled national chairman had approached the Port Harcourt Division of the Appeal Court, asking it to quash two High Court orders restraining him from parading himself as the chairman of the party.
Secondus had also urged the appellate court to declare that his tenure ends in December 2021.
It was gathered that the PDP governors may consider an emergency meeting to discuss the letter by Secondus’ lawyer, especially as the Court of Appeal will on Tuesday in Port Harcourt hear and rule on the suit seeking to restrain the party from holding the national convention.
A source close to the PDP convention committee said that the letter from Oyetiba jolted the governors.