Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Supreme Court Confirms Ahmed Makarfi As PDP Chairman, Fires Alimodu Sheriff

The supreme court in Abuja has affirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

A five-man panel of the led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen restored Ahmed Makarfi as the chairman on Wednesday.

The Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal had earlier affirmed Sheriff as the National Caretaker Committee.

There has been a crisis in the party over a tussle of leadership between Sheriff and Makarfi since 2016.

But the court, in its judgement, said the processes that led to Sheriff's removal was lawful and in line with the party's constitution.

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