The Supreme Court has just sacked the former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Apex Court in its ruling, has affirmed the appointment of Ahmed Makarfi as the party’s Chairman.

Sheriff has been locked in a battle with Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, for the chairmanship position of the party.

Makarfi was appointed chairman of a caretaker committee, backed by state governors and national lawmakers. 

The Supreme Court in Abuja has declared the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led caretaker committee as the authentic leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) therefore putting an end tto the crisis rocking the main opposition party.

Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who read the judgment on Wednesday on behalf of the five-man panel of judges set aside the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt that affirmed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the party.

The Supreme Court held that the decision of the National Convention of the party held on May 21, 2016 in Port Harcourt was right to have removed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the party being the highest decision-making organ of the party.

The court ruled that Senator Sheriff was wrong to have called for the suspension of the convention having submitted himself as an aspirant to contest for the National Chairman of the party.

The court held further that Sheriff decision to suspend the National Convention was predicated on his disqualification by the screening committee set up to screen all the aspirants seeking the chairmanship of the party.

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