Supreme Court declares Makarfi's group as authentic faction of the PDP

Supreme Court declares Makarfi's group as authentic faction of the PDP

- The Supreme Court is set to determine the authentic faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today, Wednesday, July 12

- The battle is between the factions of Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff

- NAIJ.com is on ground to bring you live updates

All roads lead to Nigeria's apex court today, Wednesday, July 12 as the Supreme Court gives a final judgement on the authentic faction of the PDP.

The battle is between the factions of Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff.

Supreme Court set to determine authentic faction of the PDP

Former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido arrives the court premises

NAIJ.com is on ground to bring you live updates from inside and outside the courtroom.

8:56am - Inside and outside the court room filled to the brim by supporters of the PDP

9:03a.m - Supreme Court justices led by CJN Walter Onnoghen enters court room

9: 24am - Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour now reading the lead judgment of the Supreme Court on the PDP leadership tussle

9:32am - Sheriff presented himself for PDP Convention and was disqualified and he decided to rely on existing judgements - Rhodes Vivour

Supreme Court set to determine authentic faction of the PDP

Supporters of the PDP waiting anxiously for the judgement outside the court premises under the watchful eyes of security agencies

9: 42am - The National Convention of PDP was not held in disobedience to any Court Order - Supreme Court

9: 48am- Supreme court declares Makarfi's group the authentic faction of the PDP

9:50am - Supreme Court fines Sheriff for losing the case

9: 54am - Jubilation erupts at Supreme Court after the apex court's final ruling

High Chief Raymond Alegho Dokpesi reacts...

PDP supporters go 'wild' on Twitter

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Supreme Court declares Makarfi's group as authentic faction of the PDP

PDP supporters in the court building after the Supreme Court's judgement. Photo credit: PDP Twitter handle

Some of the PDP leaders sighted at the court by NAIJ.com includes former spokesperson of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh; former acting chairman, Uche Secondus; Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike; his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayodele Fayose and former deputy speaker of House of Representaives, Emeka Ihedioha.

Others include former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former information minister, Jerry Gana; former Labour Party chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu and former minister of women affairs, Zainab Maina.

Supreme Court declares Makarfi's group as authentic faction of the PDP

The winner of the day, Senator Ahmed Makarfi was however not in court

It's celebration galore in the headquarters of the party, which has been under lock and key by the Nigerian police since the legal tussle began.

In the interview below with NAIJ.com TV, APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank, warns the ruling party to resolve its internal bickering before 2019.

Source: Naija.ng

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