Supreme Court Dismisses Sheriff’s Application against Makarfi Faction

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

Sheriff had filed the application in March, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party, challenging the February 17 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 timing of the appeal filed by the Makarfi faction outside the officially allowed time.

But the Supreme Court in its ruling, which was 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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