BREAKING: Supreme Court Sacks Sheriff, Reinstates Makarfi As PDP Chairman
The Supreme Court has sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and reinstated Ahmed Makarfi.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, led a five-man panel of the apex court that delivered judgment early this morning as it reinstated Ahmed Makarfi and sacked Modu Sheriff.
Makarfi is the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party who was sacked by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal last year.
Reading the lead judgment of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, held that contrary to the majority judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, the suit filed by Makarfi faction before the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt was not an abuse of court.
The judgment of the apex court was unanimously agreed to the lead judgment by Justice Rhodes-Vivour.
Other members of the panel are, Justices Onnoghen, Tanko Muhammad, Kayode Ariwoola and Dattijo Muhammad.