The Supreme Court has sacked Ali Modu-Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The apex court, in an unanimous decision by a five-man panel of Justices on Wednesday in Abuja, handed leadership of the party to the Ahmed Markafi-led National Working Committee, NWC, of the part.
Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour who read the lead verdict validate the National Convention PDP held in Port Harcourt on May 21, 2016, where the Modu-Sheriff led National Executive Committee, NEC, was dissolved.
He said the convention was not conducted in disobedience to any court order. The apex court accused Modu Sheriff of engaging in forum shopping, saying he “displayed infantile desperation to cling to office at all cost”.
Consequently, it awarded a cost of N200, 000 each, against Modu-Sheriff and Wale Oladipo who acted as National Secretary of the party under him.
The judgment of the apex court brought to an end a protracted leadership crisis that rocked the former ruling party.