A judicial mess looms as PH court upholds PDP caretaker committee

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has granted an interim injunction restricting Ali Modu Sheriff and Wale Oladapo from parading themselves as national leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), until the conclusion of the motion brought before it by the party.

On Saturday, Sheriff had been sacked as the National Chairman of the PDP along with other members of the National Working Committee by governors and other stakeholders of the party at its National Convention in Port Harcourt upon which a caretaker committee led by Ahmed Makarfi was set up by the party.

The court, negating another decision made by a Lagos Court today, ratified the setting up of the caretaker committee.

The Federal High Court in Lagos had also today, declared the Makarfi-led caretaker committee illegal creating a legal conundrum.

The Court sitting in Port Harcourt in a judgement sheet marked Suit No. FHC/PH/CS/524/2016 and signed by Justice A.M. Liman, also granted restraining order on any member of the National Working Committee of the PDP that was sacked at the convention from being nominated or submitting names to the Independent National Electoral Commission as candidates or officers of the PDP in any capacity.

The PDP had approached the court to plead that Ali Modu Sheriff and others stop parading themselves as national leaders of the party.

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