Like it matters: Sheriff rejects sack order


Disputed National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff has rejected a court judgment sacking him as party chairman.

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Kubwa, Abuja, had on Wednesday nullified his hold on the party’s chairmanship and declared his appointment as party chair null and void.

But in a statement on Thursday, Sheriff said the judgment did not affect him in any way. He however said he had already appealed the judgment and filed for a stay of execution.

The judgment of the Kubwa court, delivered by Justice Nwamaka Ogbonnaya was an affirmation of an earlier one delivered by Justice Valentine Ashi of another FCT high court on June 29, 2016.

Justice Ashi had ruled that the purported amendment to Article 47(6) of the PDP Constitution of 2012 at a special National Convention of the party held on Wednesday, 10-11 July, 2014 was unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect.

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