The acting National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has been sacked by a High Court sitting in Abuja.
He was dismissed on Tuesday, December 15, following the ruling of Justice Huseini Baba-Yusuf in favour of a former political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, who sued Mr. Secondus and the PDP, alleging that he (Secondus) was holding office illegally.
The Justice agreed with Mr. Gulak, who said that the office of national chairman was originally zoned to the North-east part of the country and could, therefore, not be occupied by Mr. Secondus, who is from the South-South.
He ordered Mr. Secondus to vacate office and hand over the leadership of the party to either Mr. Gulak or someone capable from the North East within 14 days.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh said the party’s National Working Committee would discuss the judgment at its meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.