Supreme Court Declares Makarfi As Authentic PDP Chairman
Senator Ahmed Makarfi

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 upheld the Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the national leadership of the main opposition party in the country.

In its ruling on Wednesday, the Apex Court held that the appeal filed by Makarfi at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt was not an abuse of court process as wrongly held by the majority judgment of the Court of Appeal.

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Resolving the preliminary issue, the Supreme Court has dismissed the preliminary objection by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction, holding that the appeal by the Ahmed Makarfi faction was valid.

The second issue formulated is being considered by the Supreme Court. The issue is whether the PDP’s National Convention held on May 21, 2016 where Sheriff was removed as the national chairman of the party was valid or illegal.

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