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Makarfi versus Sheriff: Separate courts issue conflicting judgments on PDP

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There was confusion on Tuesday deepening the crisis over the leadership of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP as two different courts issued conflicting orders over who should be the authentic chairman of the party

The party had at its national convention held in Port Harcourt last Saturday dissolved the National Working Committee, NWC of the party.

It also dropped Ali Modu Sheriff as its national chairman and picked former Kaduna State governor, Sen Ahmed Makarfi as chairman of a caretaker committee.

However, a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an interim injunction restraining Sheriff and Professor Adewale Oladipo who were removed from office from parading themselves as National officers of the Party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice brought before it by the PDP.

In another ruling, Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has declared as invalid the caretaker committee constituted over the weekend to take over the party’s affairs from Sheriff.

The judge, in a ruling on Monday, directed the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to enforce his order, barring the members of the constituted caretaker committee from taking over the affairs of the party.

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