The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has been removed by an Abuja high court on Wednesday, June 29.
The court presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi (court 29), sacked the party’s chairman from office by nullifying the 2014 PDP constitution amendment upon which Sheriff was appointed as the PDP chairman. Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction is presently conducting a governorship primaries in Benin City for the Edo state governorship election.
Sheriff, a former governor of Borno state, was appointed as PDP’s national chairman in the interim by the party’s stakeholders after former deputy national chairman, Chief Uche Secondus from the South-East was removed from the position of acting chairman based on the zoning arrangement. The 2014 amendment had purportedly zoned the office of the party chairman to the North-East zone.