July 28, 2016

UPDATE | Court sacks Makarfi... Sheriff is the PDP Chairman

While some people are already jostling to becoming chairman of PDP under the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee, the 'authentic' chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has won again.

The leadership crisis rocking the opposition PDP deepened today (Thursday), as Federal High Court in Abuja sacked the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.

The court, in a ruling by Justice Okon Abang, held that every action the Committee had taken since it emerged at the Port Harcourt convention on May 21, amounted to a nullity.

“Parties have an uncompromising duty to obey court order until it is set aside. The Lagos Division made orders on May 12 and 20, forbidding the PDP from removing the Sheriff-led Caretaker Committee. That order is still subsisting.

“Having regard to the order of the court, PDP had no lawful authority to hold the convention that led to the emergence of the Markafi-led Committee.

“The convention was unlawfully held and the Caretaker Committee was unlawfully and illegally appointed and could not take any legal decision for the PDP in view of the subsisting order of the Lagos Division of this court.

“Consequently, any action taken by the Markafi-led Committee, including the purported mandate for legal representation in this matter is hereby declared illegal.

“If the Markafi-led Caretaker Committee, as apostles of impunity, missed their way to the Port Harcourt division of this court, that court could not have conveniently assumed jurisdiction to set aside the earlier decision of the Lagos Division.

“I hold that the Port Harcourt division of this court cannot make an order to neutralise the potency of the Lagos Division of this court dated 12 and 20 May“.

He warned politicians not to cause disaffection among judges of the High Court, saying “the culture of impunity must stop in this country”.

He stressed that, “Ali Modu Sheriff is the National Chairman of the PDP. Any decision not taken by the Sheriff-led Committee is not binding on the PDP”.


Harbolarkale Niyi said...

I'm waiting for Thugnor oshokomole reaction about this court decision #istandwithsheriff

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Dis people are confuse 2morow u will hear another thing

Great said...

I just tire,dunno which one to believe again,na so dem do for abia state,confused and failed system

samaila sulaiman said...

Just passing by

inumidun said...

Enough of all ds PDP bruhaahaa..

Ay360 said...


olutoscene1 said...

annoying politics.

#Olu, can you see?