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Court bars Sheriff, others as PDP national officers

24 May 2016, 14:04

Port Harcourt - A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has asked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Professor Adewale Oladipo to stop parading themselves as national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reports Vanguard.

Sheriiff, the party's former National Chairman and Oladipo, former National Secretary of the party, were removed from office alongside other members of the  party's NWC on Saturday during the party's convention in Port Harcourt.

Also read: Why I joined others to remove Sheriff as PDP chairman - Fayose

The presiding judge, Justice A. M. Liman  while ruling on a motion brought by some PDP members, stopped any member of the NWC, who was removed from office during the convention in Port Harcourt from receiving nominations and or submitting names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as officers or candidates of the PDP in whatever capacity pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice brought by the Party.

Nigerian Eye reports that INEC was also restrained by the court  from according or continuing to accord any recognition to Sheriff, Oladipo or any or all members of the NWC removed from office, as officers or organs of the PDP pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

The court also mandated INEC to recognise the National Caretaker Committee of the party headed by Sen. Ahmed Markarfi, former Governor of Kaduna State in all matters pertaining the conduct of primary elections for political offices and the submission of the PDP List of Candidates for any elections to be conducted by INEC pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

- News 24


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