Court Sacks Ali Modu Sheriff As PDP Chairman

 Court Sacks Ali Modu Sheriff As PDP Chairman

Ex-Kano deputy governor dumps PDP two months after joining party

PDP-LOGO-BellaNaijaThe Federal Capital Territory High Court has sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The court, presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi, nullified the 2014 PDP Constitution amendment upon which Senator Sheriff is said to have been appointed as PDP Chairman.
The court described the amendment of the party’s constitution as illegal and a violation of the Electoral Act and, therefore, declared all actions carried out with the document including anybody parading himself or herself as officer of the party as illegal.
The leadership of the party has been faced with series of court orders after the controversial Port Harcourt National Convention which gave birth to the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.
Senator Sheriff had challenged the legality of the Caretaker Committee, insisting he is the rightful leader of the party.
However, the court voided the said amendment on the basis that there was no compliance with mandatory provisions of Article 66 (2) and (3) of the PDP constitution.
“By reason of the above, the purported amendments introduced to the constitution on the aforesaid dates, are hereby set-aside.
“All persons, individuals, servants or agents of PDP parading themselves as national officers of the PDP pursuant to the purported amendment which has now been nullified are hereby restrained from further parading themselves in these capacities “, the court said.


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