The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been restrained from taking disciplinary actions against the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, and other members of the party in the state over anti-party activities.
This follows an order from a Federal High Court in Abuja, which cited concerns about the infringement of their rights to freedom of association.
It is worth noting that Governor Wike and four other PDP governors, collectively called the G5, had brazenly campaigned against the PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, during the February 25 election.
In the ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the concerns raised by Governor Wike and other members of the PDP were legitimate and that any suspension or expulsion would amount to a violation of their fundamental rights to freedom of association.
The judge noted that political parties cannot arbitrarily suspend or expel members without adhering to their guidelines.
However, Atiku has filed a petition challenging the victory of the the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress.