- The Supreme Court, Abuja, has upheld the election of Ahmed Makarfi as the chairman of PDP
- The announcement of the apex court is expected to finally resolve the leadership tussle within the party
- Former Borno state governor, Ali Sheriff, and ex- Kaduna state governor, Ahmed Makarfi, were both claiming leadership of the PDP
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 12, removed Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reinstating Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic leader.
The five man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in its judgment delivered, reinstated Makarfi who was earlier sacked by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, as the National Caretaker Committee.
NAIJ.com has been observing some comments on social media since the announcement.
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that there was tight security and mammoth crowd at the Supreme Court following the judgement on the matter between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Ali Modu-Sheriff and four others.
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The judgement which commenced today, had former ministers and ex-governors present.
Many PDP leaders including Uche Secondus, Patricia Akwashiki, a former minister during former president Goodluck Jonathan's regime were present.
While the ministers were allowed in, their aides were prevented from gaining access into the court by police operatives at the entrance.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com has compiled three things that may happen to PDP now that Makarfi has won the leadership battle.
In the interview below with NAIJ.com TV, APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank warns the ruling party to resolve its internal bickering before 2019.