UPDATE: Court Stops Anyanwu From Parading As PDP National Secretary

UPDATE: Court Orders PDP To Replace Anyanwu As National Secretary

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been ordered to remove Senator Samuel Anyanwu from his position as the party’s national secretary by an Enugu State high court.

The PDP’s candidate for governor in the next election in Imo State is Anyanwu.

The decision was made in response to Nwabueze Ugwu’s move on notice, which asked the court to declare Senator Anyanwu’s seat vacant.

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The South-East National Vice Chairman, the PDP National Chairman, and the PDP National Secretary were ordered by the court to recognise Sunday Udeh-Okoye as the candidate recommended by the South-East Zonal Executive Committee to succeed Anyanwu while the motion on notice was being decided.


According to Justice C.O. Ajah, the presiding judge, the motion was filed in accordance with Order 38 Rule 1, order 39 rule 1 of High Court rules of Enugu State 2020, supported by 23-paragraph affidavits deposed to by the applicant.

Justice Ajah ordered as follows:

“That an Interim Order is hereby granted as prayed.

“That the 2 Defendant/Respondent is hereby ordered to recognize within 24 hours of the service of this order on him, HON. S.K.E. UDEH-OKOYE (the person recommended by the South East Zonal Executive Committee of the 1” Defendant /Respondent; pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

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“That this Order will lapse after seven (7) days from today in accordance with the Rules of this Court.

“That the matter is adjourned to 30/10/2023 for the hearing of the Motion on Notice.”


According to Anaedoonline.ng, the former PDP National Youth Leader, Hon. Sunday Udeh-Okoye, was unanimously nominated as the new party national secretary by the PDP’s South-East zone last weekend.

The decision was made to let Senator Anyanwu focus on his campaign for governor of Imo State, according to a statement read by the party’s National Vice Chairman for the South-East Zone, Chief Ali Odefa.



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