BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court begins hearing on PDP leadership crisis

Posted by News Express | 4 May 2017 | 2,281 times

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The legal battle over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has continued in the nation’s highest court.

The Supreme Court is hearing the objection filed by the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, against the appeal filed before the court by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction.

The Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party had on March 16 filed an appeal before the Supreme Court against the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on February 27, which declared Sheriff as the legitimate National Chairman of the party.

But Sheriff filed an objection to the appeal on March 21, asking the apex court to strike out the appeal by the Makarfi faction.

Sheriff argued in his application that Makarfi does not have legal standing to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal on behalf of the PDP.

The Supreme Court had on March 23 fixed today, May 4, for the continuation of hearing on the leadership tussle, which has lingered for many months.

The PDP leadership tussle started in May 2016 after the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the party not to hold its planned national convention.

Mr. Sheriff had approached the court to stop the convention.

Since then, efforts to resolve the leadership crisis in the opposition party outside the court have been unsuccessful. (Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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