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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Breaking ...Supreme Court rules Senator Makarfi as the Authentic PDP Chairman

The Supreme Court has removed Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party reinstating Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman. A 5-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in its judgement delivered on Wednesday, reinstated Ahmed Makarfi who was earlier sacked by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, as the National Caretaker Committee.
PDP supporters turned out in their numbers at the Supreme court premises

Reading the lead judgement of the Supreme Court, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, held that contrary to the majority judgement of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, the suit filed by Makarfi faction before the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt was not an abuse of court. The apex court also held that the National Convention of the PDP held on May 21, 2016 rightly and constitutionally removed Sheriff.

It added that the convention acted rightly and not in breach of any aspect of the PDP's constitution by setting up the the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee. The judgement of the apex court was unanimously agreed to the lead judgement by Justice Rhodes-Vivour. 
Senator Ahmed Makarfi
Other members of the panel were:
- Justices Onnoghen
- Tanko Muhammad
- Kayode Ariwoola and 
- Dattijo Muhammad.

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