News Flash! Appeal Appeal Court Declares Ali Modu Sheriff ‘Legitimate PDP Chairman’

This afternoon, Port Harcourt division of the appeal court has ruled that Ali Modu Sheriff is the legitimate chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A three-man panel of justices delivered judgment on the PDP leadership tussle – between Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi on Friday.

This judgment is one in a series of judgments on the impasse.

Mohammed Liman, justice of the federal high court, Rivers state, had sacked Sheriff as chairman of the PDP, while the Abuja division of the court, presided over by Okon Abang had declared Ahmed Makarfi’s caretaker committee as illegal.

Owing to the conflicting judgments by the lower courts, both parties went to appeal to seek redress.

Makarfi challenged the decision of Abang at the Abuja division of the appeal court, but the court could not take a decision because Sheriff had already filed a suit challenging his removal by a high court in Rivers.

The PDP leadership crisis started in May 2016 at its national convention in Port Harcourt.

Sheriff had called for a cancellation of the exercise when he got wind of the alleged plot of some party leaders to remove him.

But the convention went on as planned, during which a caretaker committee chaired by Makarfi was set up.

Legal battles and intrigues between the factions then ensued.


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  • chika bibian

    Na them Sabi

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Okay na… ..

  • comrade segun

    Hmmmmmm okay

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Hope it doesn’t bring about more issues among the party

    • badmos

      Na dat issue gan gan I want. D damage wey dem don cause, na I’m dey follow dem.

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  • emekachilaka

    still on the matter

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  • Olovo Obinna

    .Nigerian judiciary no the help matter @all…..well,,,its a simple scenario,,, those who don’t want him as their leader can quit and join another party or form a new one…..I wonder how sheriff will operate with the PDP governors not on his side

  • WillieBravo

    Finally! Buy I hear this Sheriff is very troublesome o.