Court restrains PDP from further action against Amaechi

By The Rainbow

A Rivers High Court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Ogbuji, on Friday restrained the  Peoples Democratic Party from taking any further action against the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, pending the determination a substantive suit challenging his suspension from the party.

Ogbuji's order came following a preliminary application brought before the court by the governor's lawyers led by Mr. Akin Olubunmi (SAN).

Also summoning the PDP to appear before it on June 6, 2013, the court instructed the party to maintain the status quo in the matter pending the hearing of the substantive suit brought by the governor.

The high court judge specifically stopped the ruling party from going beyond the Amaechi's suspension until the matter was heard.

Ogbuji, however, directed Amaechi to serve the PDP the necessary court processes by pasting them on the walls of the party in Abuja and publishing them in national newspapers.

The National Working Committee of the PDP suspended Amaechi on Monday over the removal of Obio/Akpor Local Government Council Chairman, Mr. Timothy Nsirim, and 17 councillors.

The governor, who was apparently not satisfied with the development, had since approached the court, challenging his suspension from the party.