JUST IN | Court Re-affirms the sack of Sheriff as PDP National Chairman

When will this back and forth game end in PDP? A Federal High Court in Abuja has re-affirmed the sack of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The court, presided over by Justice Nwamaka Ogbonnaya, reaffirmed the sack on the ground that the judgment of Justice Valentine Ashi, which nullified his appointment on June 29 has not been set aside or vacated and is therefore subsisting.
The court further held that all actions taken by Sen Sherif are null, void and of no effect since the earlier order of Justice Ashi remains binding.

The Court further restrained Sheriff from parading himself as the National Chairman of the PDP.

It would be recalled that Justice Ashi had nullified the amended 2014 PDP Constitution upon which Senator Sheriff is said to have been appointed as PDP Chairman.

The court described the amendment of the party’s constitution as illegal and a violation of the Electoral Act and, therefore, declared all actions carried out with the document including anybody parading himself or herself as officer of the party as illegal.

The party has been faced with series of court orders after the controversial Port Harcourt Convention which gave birth to the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.

Senator Sheriff had challenged the legality of the Caretaker Committee, insisting he is the rightful leader of the party. Which way forward for PDP?