Politics PDP Crisis Continues As Supreme Court Postpones Hearing



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The legal battle over the leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party is set to continue for a while as the Supreme Court has adjourned its hearing of the matter until May 25.

The nation’s highest court had on Thursday resumed hearing on the application filed before it be the National Chairman of the Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff against the appeal find by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party.

The Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party had on March 16 approached the Supreme Court, asking it to overturn the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on February 27, which declared Sheriff as the legitimate National Chairman of the party.


But Sheriff filed his application five days later, arguing that Makarfi had no legal grounds for his appeal.

At Thursday’s hearing, Sheriff’s counsel asked the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal because it was not properly filed.

He argued that this was because the PDP as led by Sheriff did not give anyone the permission to file a suit on its behalf and as such the suit filed by Makarfi is null and void.

After listening to both parties the court adjourned to hear the objections as an interlocutory appeal on May 25, 2017.