PDP Leadership Crisis: Sheriff Heads To Appeal Court

Ali Modu-Sheriff
Ali Modu-Sheriff

Embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu-Sheriff, says he has appealed the Federal High Court judgment which recognized the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee as the legitimate organ of the party.



    Justice Abdullahi Liman of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, ruled on Monday that the PDP national convention held on May 21, 2016 in the Rivers State capital, was legal and did not go contrary to any law.

    Modu-Sheriff told journalists that he remains the chairman of the party until the Court of Appeal sets aside an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja which was in his favour.

    He stated that the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt is of equal ranking with that in Abuja and therefore cannot make him vacate office until a higher court rules otherwise.

    Meanwhile, chairman of the party’s caretaker committee, Ahmed Makarfi, in a statement after the court ruling in Port Harcourt, appealed to the Sherrif to sheathe his sword and join others in rebuilding the party.


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