The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from suspending or expelling members perceived to be loyal to Governor Nyesom Wike.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment delivered in two separate suits filed by the affected PDP members, held that the fears of the applicants were well founded and that suspending or expelling them would amount to the breach of their rights to freedom of association.
Governor-elect Siminlalayi Fubara and Deputy Governor-elect Ngozi Odu, alongside others, had sued PDP and their executives over alleged plans to suspend or expel them for associating with Mr Wike.
The judge held that it was the power of the court to grant redress to persons who had well-established acts that would amount to an infringement on their rights.
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