Sheriff loses at Supreme Court

Wed, Jul 12, 2017 | By publisher


THE Supreme Court has dethroned Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while upholding Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.
Justice Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, headed the panel that booted Sheriff  out. The ruling today in Abuja has hopefully restored peace to the leadership crisis torn PDP.

Other Judges on the panel are Justice Tanko Muhammad, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, Justice Kayode Ariwoola and Justice Dattijo Muhammad.

Sheriff, who had been laying claim to the PDP National Chairmanship was not in court to hear the ruling.

It should be recalled that the Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had declared Senator Sheriff as the authentic national chairman of the PDP prompting the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to approach the Supreme Court, which finally settled the case today.

The hope is that PDP can put its act together to provide credible opposition to the government in power led by the All Progressives Congress and prepare for the 2019 election.


-July 12, 2017 @ 11:00 GMT /