Justice O. A. Adeniyi of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party from suspending the South-South National Vice Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Osi Orbih from office.
The order was made upon an ex parte motion moved by the applicant’s counsel, Chief Godwin Obla SAN.
Chief Orbih had in the exparte motion prayed the court for an order of interim injunction restraining the Defendant or Respondent at any level by itself, its servants, agents, officers and others howsoever described, from giving effect to, recognizing or acting upon any so-called confirmation or ratification of the resolution of 7th October 2021, by a so-called enlarged meeting of party elders and or party working committee suspending the applicant from the party or acting upon the so-called resolution of the self-acclaimed stakeholders of Edo State Chapter of the Respondent (PDP), which purported to suspend him in defiance of relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Defendant and Respondent pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
In an enrollment order duly signed by Justice Adeniyi, dated October 14, 2021, the court held that “upon listening to M. Onyilokwu, Esquire, counsel for the Chief Orbih moving in terms of the motion paper, it is hereby ordered accordingly.
The judge said the order shall be served on the Defendant forthwith and the motion on notice, filed on 13/10/2021 is hereby set down to October 21, for hearing.