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Supreme court dismisses Sheriff’s application against Makarfi over PDP crises

The Supreme Court, Monday, dismissed the application filed by the
factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
Senator Modu Sheriff, against his rival, Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led
faction of the party.

Sheriff had filed the application on March
21, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by
the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party on March
16, challenging the February 27 ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port
Harcourt, which declared Sheriff as the legitimate National Chairman of
the party.

Sheriff had
argued that the Makarfi faction was not recognised by the party and that
he (Sheriff) as the legitimate chairman did not authorise anyone to
file an appeal on behalf of the party.
But the Supreme Court in
its ruling read by the Chief Justice of the Federation Justice Walter
Onnoghen, said that, according to the laws of the apex court, appeals
must be filed within three months after the appeal court ruling and the
application in question was so filed and as such is deemed filed.

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