PDP Leadership Crisis: Supreme Court Begins Hearing

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THE Supreme Court has commenced hearing on the objection filed by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, against the appeal filed before the court by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party.

Recall that the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party had on March 16 filed an appeal before the Supreme Court against 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 an objection to the appeal on March 21, asking the apex court to strike out the appeal by the Makarfi faction.

Sheriff argued in his application that Makarfi does not have legal standing to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal on behalf of the PDP.

The Supreme Court had on March 23 fixed today, May 4, for the continuation of hearing on the leadership tussle, which has lingered for many months.

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