Thursday, June 30, 2016

Court Sacks Embattled PDP Chief, Sheriff

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has declared as “null and void” the process that produced a former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The judge, Valentine Ashi, faulted the amended PDP Constitution in 2014, which led to the emergence of Mr. Sheriff as the party’s chairman, after the resignation of former Bauchi State governor, Adamu Muazu.

The amendment provision stipulated that the appointed caretaker or chairman should hold office “to serve the term of the (previous) officer”. The amendment was made by the party to validate the emergence of Adamu Muazu as the Chairman of the party following the abrupt exit of his predecessor, Bamaga Tukur in 2014 and to sustain the emergence of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the presidential candidate of the party.

Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State, became the party’s chairman by virtue of the 2014 amendment, being from the same zone as Mu’azu. Mr. Ahmed Makarfi was appointed chairman of a caretaker committee, backed by state governors and national lawmakers.

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