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Ali Modu Sherrif and Ahmed Makarfi

PDP leadership crisis: Supreme Court adjourns case

The leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party appears far from over as the Supreme Court adjourned hearing on the matter until May 25.

At the resumed hearing on the application filed before it by the National Chairman of the Party, ALI MODU SHERIFF, against the appeal filed by the Senator AHMED MAKARFI-led faction of the party, SHERIFF’s counsel, LATEEF FAGBEMI asked the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal because it was not properly filed.

FAGBEMI argued that this was because the PDP as led by SHERIFF did not give anyone the permission to file a suit on its behalf and as such the suit filed by MAKARFI is null and void.

He further said if anyone wished to appeal the court of appeals decision, such person had no authority to come in the name of the PDP, which he said only ALI MODU SHERIFF can authorize.

Counsel to the appellant, the MAKARFI-group, WOLE OLANIPEKUN insists they have every right to contest the court of appeal’s decision.

The panel led by Justice MUSA DATTIJO MUHAMMED eventually allowed the listing of four motions for the next hearing.

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