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PDP rejects court order, to go ahead with convention

16 August 2016, 11:40

Abuja - In spite of the ruling of a Federal High Court on Monday barring the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from going ahead with its national convention, Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said the event will go on as scheduled.

Two Federal High Courts on Monday gave different rulings on the party’s forthcoming convention.

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had earlier in the day validated the convention and mandated the Police and Department of State Services to provide security during the event.

Few hours after the Port Harcourt judgement, another Federal High Court sitting in Abuja barred the party from holding the convention, reports News 24

The court ruled that there was a pending interlocutory injunction filed by the Ali Modu-Sheriff led faction which must be heard and decided before the convention could hold.

But the Makarfi-led faction is insisting on going ahead with the exercise.

The convention is scheduled to hold on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The faction in a press statement said the Abuja order was not superior to the order the party received from Port Harcourt earlier in the day giving permission to hold the convention.

The party said the Court of Appeal will settle the issue later

Read the statement below:

- News 24


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