PDP Crisis: Appeal Court Adjourns Case Indefinitely


The Court of Appeal in Abuja has adjourned hearing on the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, indefinitely.

Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, leader of the three-man panel of Appeal Court Justices, on Thursday explained that the hearing was being suspended because a similar case was before the Appeal Court division in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Akin Olujinmi, counsel to the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the PDP had filed an application urging Justice Salauwa and his panel to temporarily hands off the case which was filed by the Ahmed Makarfi faction.



    Olujinmi told the court that the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt had already entertained the case and had reserved its judgment.

    The appeal is challenging a court judgement delivered by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on June 30, which recognised Modu-Sheriff as the authentic National Chairman of the PDP.

    Justice Abang had in the judgement, maintained that Sheriff has the authority to take decisions for the party, including briefing of lawyers to represent the interest of the PDP in court.

    The Sheriff-led PDP faction was joined as 1st and 2nd respondents in the appeals, while the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was cited as the 3rd respondent in the three appeals.

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