The High Court of Justice in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has issued an order directing Senator Samuel Anyanwu to refrain from presenting himself as the national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling, delivered by Justice M. M. Adamu, was in response to a motion filed by party member Douglas Nwachukwu on October 30.
The motion sought an interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP, its National Working Committee, and National Executive Committee from recognizing, accepting, or dealing with Anyanwu as the national secretary pending the determination of the substantive suit. It also sought an injunction restraining Anyanwu from parading or acting as the National Secretary of the PDP during the same period.
The court, after hearing the motion, granted the orders as prayed. The ruling aligns with a similar directive from a High Court in Enugu, further emphasizing the suspension of Anyanwu’s role as the party’s national secretary.
Anyanwu, who was reportedly at the PDP’s Wadata House headquarters, was advised to vacate the premises in light of the court’s decision. The matter has been adjourned to January 24, 2024, for the hearing of the substantive suit, marking a significant development in the internal affairs of the PDP.