May 04, 2017

Supreme Court Begins Hearing On PDP Leadership Battle

The supreme court today commenced hearing on the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The intervention of the apex court followed an appeal filed by Ali Modu Sheriff, whom a federal high court had declared as the authentic chairman of the party, against a suit filed by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction, challenging the decision of the lower court.

The PDP has been locked in a leadership battle since 2015. 

In February, a federal high court in Port Harcourt endorsed the leadership of Sheriff, but Makarfi and some members of the PDP have refused to recognise him as national chairman.

They then filed an appeal at the apex court, seeking an overturning of the unfavourable judgment.

Recall that former President Goodluck Jonathan had intervened to find a political solution to the impasse, but his peace effort didn't succeed.

The supreme court is now expected to determine the issue, and draw the curtain on the leadership tussle that is entering its third year.

11 comments:

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Issokay

Ay360 said...

Ok o

I. C Bruno said...

Why can't pdp go ahead and announce the funeral date.

Nasiru Adoke said...

final battle so who wins earns it this time for real

Austine Gabriel said...

Good one

Sunshow said...

We expect sheriff to loose and he will

Oladimeji S. said...

That is their problem o.

inumidun said...

Seen..

Anurika Onwu said...

PDP must put their house in order if they have to make any progress

okorochas justin said...

This PDP people sef...

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Lol

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