• A novelty in the crisis experienced by the country’s main opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party
  • This is when the national leadership of the PDP and the rupture of the Governor of Rivers State take a new turn after court cases against the ruling APC, INEC and others.
  • In Port Harcourt court on Monday, the PDP NWC fired Wike’s lawyer and took over cases against the opposition party in Rivers State.

There was new drama at the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeals on Monday, January 30, 2023.

This was requested by the National Labor Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to take over cases brought against opposition parties by the Rivers chapter of the party, PM News reported.

The PPD crisis takes on a new dimension, weeks before the presidential elections. Photo credit: Gov Nyesom Ezenwo Wike – NOC, Official People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria
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PDP kicks out Wike’s lawyer

In a letter read out in court, PDP NWC asked Emmanuel Ukala, a senior lawyer from Nigeria (SAN) retained by PDP’s Rivers chapter to allow another lawyer it retained, identified as Johnson Usman, to take over the case. appeal that he filed against the verdicts of the lower court in his lawsuits against the Agreement and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

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Similarly, the PDP NWC also called on Emmanuel Ukala, SAN, to refrain from further representation in an appeal against the All Progressives Congress, APC and National Assembly candidates by the party’s Rivers chapter.

PDP Request Granted by Court

Meanwhile, none of the lawyers in court opposed the PDP NWC’s decision.

Therefore, the three-man appeal panel headed by Judge Joseph Ikyegh granted the request and it was adjourned to Friday, February 3, 2023 following a request from the PDP’s new counsel.

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PDP crisis: Wike finally falls as his hammer will land on Ayu and the heads of other party leaders

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, vowed to “inflict many scars” on Iyorchia Ayu, National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition leaders, on Tuesday, January 31.

Wike revealed his intent at the state school premises at Okehi 1, where the Rivers State PPD kicked off their campaign rally in the Etche local government area on Monday, January 30.

The governor spoke about the background to the recent national PDP action ordering their lawyers to withdraw from the Rivers State PDP case against other political parties.

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Meanwhile, Yekini Nabena, leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has warned party leaders who are on friendly terms with the DPP G5 governors to retrace their steps.

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Nabena, a former APC deputy spokesperson, said aggrieved governors from the opposition party are inconsequential.

The head of the APC, born in Bayelsa, stated unequivocally that the governors do not have major influence on the voters before the elections.

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