The Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from suspending or expelling Governor Nyesom Wike and State Executive Committee members of the PDP in the State over alleged anti-party activities.
In his judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that the fears of Wike and other members of the PDP were well founded, and that suspending or expelling them will amount to the breach of their rights to freedom of association.
The judge, therefore, stated that it was within the power of the court to grant redress to persons who have well established acts that would amount to the infringement of their rights.
The judge said members of political parties cannot be suspended arbitrarily without compliance with the political party’s guidelines.
Governor Wike and four other PDP governors known as the G5, had openly campaigned against PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 general elections..