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Breaking: Supreme Court Hands Over PDP Leadership To Markafi, Sack Ali Modu Sheriff

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The supreme court, on Wednesday in Abuja, in an unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices, handed leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to the Senator Ahmed Markafi-led National Working Committee.

The apex court, has by its decision on Wednesday, sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who read the lead verdict validated the National Convention PDP held in Port Harcourt on May 21, 2016, where the Sheriff led National Executive Committee, NEC, was dissolved.

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He said the convention was not held in disobedience to any court order.

The apex court accused Sheriff of engaging in forum shopping, saying he “displayed infantile desperation to cling to office at all cost”.

Consequently, it awarded a cost of N200, 000 each, against Sheriff and Prof. Wale Oladipo who acted as National Secretary of the party under him.

Judgement of the apex court brought to an end the lingering leadership crisis that has been rocking the former ruling party.

Sheriff’s party is expected to make their position known to the public when they address the press later in the day.


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