Connect with us

Politics

More Troubles For Secondus As Judge Withdraws Order Reinstating Him As PDP Chairman

Published

on

The court relief given to the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus which reinstated him as the party’s National Chairman has been vacated by the same court.

The judge of a high court in Kebbi State who gave the initial order, Nusirat Umar said on Thursday that the lawyer to Secondus intentionally hid crucial facts on the matter which led her to grant the exparte order in a suit marked KB/AC/M.170/2021 which restored Secondus at the PDP National Chairman.

Naija News recalls she gave the order on August 26, 2021, after a Rivers State High Court had on August 23, barred Secondus from parading himself as the national chairman of the PDP.

However, delivering ruling on Thursday in another suit marked KB/HC/M.191/2021, which was instituted by Ibeawuchi Ernest Alex and four others, Umar vacated her previous order, noting that the lawyer gave false information that made her grant the exparte order in the first place.

In making the u-turn, she blamed and chastised the lawyer that represented Secondus, saying she acted in a manner unfit of a legal practitioner of such status.

She observed that having reconsidered the facts of the case, her court lacked the jurisdiction to hear and determine the previous matter.

“I equally agree that Kebbi state high court has no jurisdiction to hear and determine a matter that has been filed and determined in any high court in Nigeria, reason being it is a court of co-ordinate jurisdiction,” she said.

“Furthermore, I also agree that the claimants’/respondents’ counsel failed to disclose to the court the true subject matter of this matter, namely the suspension of the first defendant, prince Uche Secondus, from the membership of the second defendant (Peoples Democratic Party) by ward 5, Ikuru town, Andoni local government area of Rivers state

“There is no doubt that the court was misled by the failure of the claimants’/respondents’ counsel to disclose the true facts to the court which necessitated the court granting the ex parte order on 26/8/2021.

Support Globaltimes Nigeria's Journalism

“This situation created by the claimants’/respondents’ counsel caused unnecessary embarrassment to the Nigerian judiciary. It is important to state that jurisdiction is very fundamental to the matter adjudication. Whatever proceedings conducted by the court is null and void no matter how well the proceeding has been conducted.

“I cannot end this ruling without commenting on the attitude of the claimants’/respondents’ counsel, a senior lawyer, who has been practising for many years and who is supposed to be a minister in the temple of justice engaging in misleading the court and being economical with the true fact of the case. These acts are condemnable.

“Flowing from the above, I entirely agree with the submissions of the applicant’s counsel that the ex parte order which was granted by this court on 26/8/2021 ought to be set aside, even by the Kebbi State High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2017, particularly under Order 39 Rules 3 (3) which provides ‘an order of injunction made upon an application ex parte shall abate after seven days’.

“Generally, the court lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine the following: Motion no KB/HC/M.170/2021, substantive suit no KB/HC/22/2021. I hereby set aside the order ex parte application granted on the 26/08/2021 in motion no KB/HC/M.170/2021.

“I equally strike out motion on notice no KB/HC/M.170/2021 and the substantive suit no KB/HC/22/2021 for lack of jurisdiction.”

It will be recalled that worried by the spate of conflicting exparte orders by courts of same jurisiction, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad had summoned some state chief judges over the orders emanating from their courts.

Naija News understands the Kebbi CJ was included in the summoning though the names of the actual judges were not revealed.

After Monday’s meeting with the CJN, three judges were ordered to appear before the National Judicial Council (NJC) for possible disciplinary action.

News18 mins ago

Ex-President Zuma released from prison on medical parole

News43 mins ago

Osun threatens to bar civil servants from secretariat over COVID-19 vaccine

World1 hour ago

Prayer in Public Schools Is Back…as Long as It’s Prayer to Allah

News1 hour ago

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, faults Nigerian govt over failed Siemens power project

World2 hours ago

MSNBC Host: ‘White Supremacy Is Now a Key Ideology of the Republican Party’

News2 hours ago

Guineans celebrate as soldiers seize power (photos)

World2 hours ago

Afghan Refugees at Fort McCoy Charged With…Acting Like They’re Still in Afghanistan

News2 hours ago

SocialMediaTrends: Reaction trails ‘shocking’ demise of ex-CBN deputy chief, Obadiah Mailafia

News3 hours ago

What’s Happening in SCOA Nigeria: Chairman, CEO, others lose N1.14bn – What you should know

News3 hours ago

BREAKING: Buhari approves activities to mark Nigeria at 61

World4 hours ago

‘The Jews Are Evil’: Ohio Man Converts to Islam, Plots Massacre at Synagogue

News4 hours ago

ECOWAS condemns Guinea coup, demands immediate release of ousted President

World4 hours ago

10% of Biden’s Afghanistan Aid Will Go To Taliban

News4 hours ago

HURIWA alleges Mailafia may have been killed, demands probe of death

Metro4 hours ago

Turkish transgender doctor banned from profession for posting semi-naked photos on social media

News5 hours ago

Naira heading to N600/$1, British pounds goes for N760/ £1

Entertainment5 hours ago

“You couldn’t even wait to see it” – Actress, Nkechi Blessing heartbroken as she reveals she was building a house for her late mum as birthday gift

World5 hours ago

New Zealand: Lawyers for Muslim teen who threatened to kill non-Muslims say he ‘can’t be held in custody for ever’

Entertainment5 hours ago

Video of a ‘Shuwa Arab’ child beggar speaking Yoruba fluently trends (video)

News5 hours ago

Political history of deposed Guinean President Conde

Viral19 hours ago

Rihanna Reaches Out To 17-Year-Old Nigerian Hawker, Salle After Viral Video

Entertainment19 hours ago

#BBNaija: “I would like to have a 3some with Nengi and Vee” – Pere

News12 hours ago

Father, mother, son, drown inside US apartment following Hurricane Ida flood

News6 hours ago

COVID-19: Nigerian govt lifts flight ban on India

News9 hours ago

Taliban breaks up women protesters in Afghan capital

Business News19 hours ago

Nigerian Naira Weakens by 0.12% at Official Window

News15 hours ago

Domestic flights resume at Kabul International Airport

Politics11 hours ago

BREAKING: Governor Sanwoolu receives Guiness World Record Certificate [PHOTOS]

Politics12 hours ago

JUST IN: Policeman who killed Monsura Ojuade arraigned in court [PHOTOS]

News24 hours ago

I inherited empty treasury in Zambia, says President Hichilema

News24 hours ago

Despite ban, BDCs offer to help CBN stop Naira devaluation

News24 hours ago

New Zealand PM confirms terrorist attack on supermarket, at least six persons injured

News23 hours ago

Banks, ATM services shutdown in Niger state as CBN supports commercial banks’ protest

Politics15 hours ago

BREAKING: Biafra agitators arrested in Benue State – BNL

Politics7 hours ago

BREAKING: FG extends N-Power verification exercise

Business News13 hours ago

Chipper Cash Launches Free P2P Money Transfers in SA

News5 hours ago

Naira heading to N600/$1, British pounds goes for N760/ £1

News24 hours ago

JUST IN: 10 more Bethel school students regain freedom, 21 others still in captivity 75 days after Abduction

News4 hours ago

HURIWA alleges Mailafia may have been killed, demands probe of death

Entertainment12 hours ago

#BBNaija: “I hope you’re still waiting for me” – Pere breaks down in tears while sending shoutout to his girlfriend and mum (Video)

Trending