PDP jubilates as Supreme Court removes Sheriff- reinstates Makarfi as PDP chairman

PDP jubilates as Supreme Court removes Sheriff, reinstates Makarfi as PDP chairman. Supreme Court has delivered his judgment and Makarfi fraction of People Democratic Party PDP wins as the PDP chairman. Majority of PDP members went to the street jubilating for the judgment. Sheeriff has been removed and Makarfi is now the PDP chairman but as a caretaker.

PDP jubilates as Supreme Court removes Sheriff, reinstates Makarfi as PDP chairman

A five-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in its judgment delivered on Wednesday, reinstated Ahmed Makarfi, earlier sacked by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, as the National Caretaker Committee.

Reading the lead judgment of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, held that contrary to the majority judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, the suit filed by Makarfi faction before the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt was not an abuse of court.

PDP jubilates as Supreme Court removes Sheriff, reinstates Makarfi as PDP chairman

The apex court also held that the National Convention of the PDP held on May 21, 2016, rightly and constitutionally removed Sheriff.

It held that the convention acted rightly and not in breach of any aspect of the PDP’s constitution by setting up the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.

Makarfi fraction of PDP stormed the Supreme Court, people like Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Bode George and Metuh while Sheriff was absent.

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