The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, ALI MODU SHERIFF, has commenced moves to stop any appeal to the Supreme Court seeking to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, which affirmed him as the authentic leader of the party.
He has therefore applied to the apex court for the withdrawal of an appeal filed in the name of the party by the AHMED MAKARFI-led faction.
The appeal was filed on February 27, 2017, in the name of the PDP by the MAKARFI-led caretaker committee to challenge the February 17, 2017 judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the SHERIFF-led executive as the authentic leadership of the party.
In their motion to discontinue the appeal before the Supreme Court, SHERIFF and his National Secretary, Professor WALE OLADIPO, argued among others, that no ground of law supported the appeal.
He also accused MAKARFI, who was the chairman of the ousted National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, of employing various antics to frustrate the resolution of the crisis in the former ruling party.