Court Upholds Sheriff’s Removal As PDP Chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Monday upheld the removal of Senator Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Justice‎ Mohammed Liman, who delivered his judgeent in a suit brought to the court by the PDP, declared the National Convention that removed Sheriff was legal. sheriff in

An Abuja High Court had earlier in June sacked the factional chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, from office.

But Modu Sheriff in a swift reaction to the judgement, said he remained the chairman of the PDP. The court, in a judgment by Justice Valantine Ashi, declared as “unconstitutional, null and void”, purported amendment of Article 47 Rule 6 of PDP constitution, 2012, at a special National Convention the party held on Wednesday and Thursday, December 10 and 11, 2014.

It 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,’’ Justice Ashi held.

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