The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okwezilieze Nwodo, was removed from office today by an order of the Enugu High Court.
This development followed a lawsuit filed three weeks ago, on December 20, 2010, The interim injunction which ordered the removal of Mr. Nwodo from office was granted by Justice RN Onuorah over the waiver granted Nwodo to be re-absorbed into the PDP.
Mrs. Justina Offiah, SAN, represented the plaintiffs in the case while Ilochi Okafor, SAN represented Mr. Nwodo. The interim order restrains Mr. Nwodo from exercising the powers of the chairman of the PDP, and the case was adjourned until January 31, 2011.
When contacted by Saharareporters, Mr. Ike Abonyi, the media aide to the toppled PDP chairman, said they were yet to be served any court order and stated that they heard about the order from the "rumour mill"
But officials close to the Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, told Saharareporters in confidence that the PDP chairman has refused to be served the court order by barricading himself in his office in Abuja.