APPEAL COURT SACKS MAKARFI, DECLARES MODU SHERIFF AUTHENTIC PDP CHAIRMAN

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BY ANASTASIA ODOCHI

The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday

declared Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as authentic chairman of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP).

A three-man panel of the appellate court delivered the verdict on the
leadership tussle rocking the party.

Sheriff and former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarffi, are both
laying claim to the party chairmanship position.

Makarfi was appointed the chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee
at last year’s botched national convention of the party held in Port
Harcourt.

Meanwhile, the counsel to Sheriff’s faction of the PDP, Prince Ajibola
Oloyede, has described the appellate court verdict as “all round victory
for justice and truth.”

“One can only hope that the PDP will take this as a clean slate to rebuild
a party that can stand the test of time,” he said