Conflicting Court Orders Leaves PDP Convention In Doubt

Two different high court judgments have created confusion for the Peoples Democratic Party. On Monday, a ruling by Justice Abang Okon of the Federal High Court in Abuja suspended the convention scheduled for August 17.

The Peoples Democratic Party has been in crisis for the better part of the last four months after the removal of Ali Modu Sheriff as National Chairman. Modu Sheriff, who contended that his removal was illegal refused to step down, effectively dividing the party into two factions.

The second faction is led by a caretaker committee headed by Ahmed Makarfi. A court order had earlier sacked the Makarfi led caretaker committee.

Another faction of the PDP has obtained an order from a federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt allowing the convention to go on. It is unclear if the convention will go on as planned.

 

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