Abuja - The Federal High Court, Abuja, has barred the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from holding its planned National Convention on August 17 in Port Harcourt, pending hearing and determination of the substantive suit filed by the factional national chairman of the party Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, reports Vanguard
The court gave the ruling in a motion on notice filed by Ali Modu Sherriff, against the convention.
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The court presided by Justice Okon Abang also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to ensure the convention does not hold.
The judge equally issued an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from monitoring the convention, reports NewsDay
He blamed the Port Harcourt division of the Federal High Court for the conflicting orders that had so far been issued by him and from Port Harcourt.
Justice Abang said the Chief Judge, Justice Ibrahim Auta, having first assigned the case relating to PDP convention to him as far back as July 4, the Port Harcourt division ought to have drawn the CJ’s attention to the case later filed with respect to the same subject matter.
- News 24