HEADLINES

  • I am returning home to the PDP, says Atiku in a Facebook video message
  • PDP: We are indeed glad that Atiku has realised the unbridled lies of the APC
  • Emulate Atiku and return to PDP, Ekweremadu tells former members
  • Atiku has helped me but i won't follow him anywhere, i will stick by Buhari - Lalong
  • Buhari will defeat Atiku anytime and anywhere even in Adamawa - Presidency
  • See Convention as a means to regaining power, Dickson tells PDP members
  • PDP is set to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria's democratic process - Tsauri
  • Terror alert: No cause for alarm, Minister assures Nigerians of watertight security

Politics

Supreme Court fixes May 25 for PDP’s appeal
Supreme Court fixes May 25 for PDP’s appeal

The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 25 to hear application for the withdrawal of appeal filed against the National Chairman of the PDP, Ali Modu-Sheriff.

Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of PDP, had approached the apex court to challenge the affirmation of Modu-Sheriff as National Chairman of the party.

Justice Dattijo Mohammed fixed the date after counsel to parties regularised their various court processes.

The two factions have laid claims to the national leadership of the party.

The tussle later took parties to the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division where Modu-Sheriff was affirmed as the authentic national chairman of the party.

Dissatisfied with the appellate court’s decision, Makarfi led faction approached the apex court seeking the upturning of the decision of the lower court.

However, Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to the first respondent (PDP) had challenged the ground upon which Makarfi faction appealed against the decision of the lower court.

His ground was that by virtue of the judgment of the Appeal Court, Makarfi no longer had any right to enter an appeal in the name of the party without Modu-Sheriff’s consent.

“The issue is simple, the party is not interested in appealing against the national chairman of the party, so, we shall be withdrawing the pending appeal.

“So far, the judgment has not been set aside and no order for stay of execution has been obtained by Makarfi led group.

“There is a judgment at the Court of Appeal that recognised Modu-Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the party’’, he said.

Supporting the argument canvassed by Fagbemi, counsel to Modu-Sherriff, Akin Olujimi, said the court should decide the motion for withdrawal filed by PDP before entertaining any other appeals.

On his part, Wole Olanipekun, counsel to Markafi submitted that the court reserved the right to approach the case from any direction.

According to him, the stage is now set for the case to kick-off as all the processes have been turned in.

He also said counsel to parties must reserve their energies by not making attempts to enter into the substantive matter.

May 04, 2017

0 

comment









Comment Title :

Your Name :

Comment :

RECENT POSTS
GALLERY
  • Lagos bans cart pushers, wheelbarrow opera
  • APGA's candidate, Umeh wins Anambra Centra
  • This is our last battle, if we win, we tak
  • Bello sacks 1,774 workers, retires eight P
  • Killings across Nigeria reprehensible and
  • No amount of intimidation or killings will
  • Those who left PDP should return home like
  • Okorocha defends sister's appointment as C
  • Buhari will defeat Atiku anyday, anytime a