Court fixes July 4 to rule on PDP’s order against Modu Sheriff


Justice Mahkmud Lima of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt will on the 4th of July deliver judgment on the application by the embattled National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Alimodu Sheriff seeking to dispose the order against him.

Justice Lima had in May granted an order restraining Sheriff from parading himself as the National Chairman of the PDP, sought by the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmad Markarfi.

When the matter was heard in court, the Counsel to the PDP, Oladejo Lamikanra said Sheriff and his group had no authority to challenge the court order because he had been removed as an Executive of the party.

He said Sheriff and his colleagues were calling for the cancellation of the Port Harcourt convention because they failed in the screening exercise of the party.

On his part, Counsel to Sheriff, Olabanji Oleyede told the court that the purported removal of his client was illegal.

He urged the court to remove the name of PDP from the suit as the members of the convention were not qualified to file such matters for PDP.

Meanwhile, the Presiding Judge, Justice Lima fixed the date after hearing submissions from both counsels.

Source : Dailypost

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