PDP leadership tussle: Makarfi committee is illegal – Court

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ruled that the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is illegal.

Justice Okon Abang stated this while delivering a preliminary ruling in an application filed the Ali Modu Sheriff-faction of party.

The Sheriff group had on July 4 asked the court to restrain the Makarfi committee from going ahead with the party national convention slated for August 17.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP are listed as defendants in the suit.

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