Just 48 hours ahead of the Imo State governorship election, a high court in Enugu has reissued an order preventing Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the former National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, from presenting himself as the National Secretary of the opposition party. The court has directed the enforcement of this order by serving it to the Party’s National Working Committee, leaving no room for non-compliance.
Insiders reveal key details of the recent court ruling.
Summarized points from the court order:
1. Senator Samuel Anyanwu is prohibited from assuming the role or representing himself as the National Secretary.
2. The court instructs that the order be served on the PDP National Working Committee and others by posting it at the entrance of PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
Recall that the court had previously affirmed the PDP Constitution’s provision, mandating Party officers vying for elective government positions to vacate their Party office no later than 30 days before the election. Beyond removing Anyanwu from his position as the Party’s secretary, the court’s decision implies a lack of PDP candidate in the upcoming governorship election.