All roads lead to Nigeria’s apex court today, Wednesday, July 12 as the Supreme Court gives a final judgement on the authentic faction of the PDP.
Ahmed Makarfi PDP Chairman
The battle is between the factions of Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff.
Ali Modu Sheriff PDP embattled Chairman
8:56am – Inside and outside the court room filled to the brim by supporters of the PDP
9:03a.m – Supreme Court justices led by CJN Walter Onnoghen enters court room
9: 24am – Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour now reading the lead judgment of the Supreme Court on the PDP leadership tussle
9:32am – Sheriff presented himself for PDP Convention and was disqualified and he decided to rely on existing judgements – Rhodes Vivour
9: 42am – The National Convention of PDP was not held in disobedience to any Court Order – Supreme Court
9: 48am- Supreme court declares Makarfi’s group the authentic faction of the PDP
9:50am – Supreme Court fines Sheriff for losing the case
9: 54am – Jubilation erupts at Supreme Court after the apex court’s final ruling
Some of the PDP leaders sighted at the court by Voice of Ndigbo includes former spokesperson of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh; former acting chairman, Uche Secondus; Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike; his Ekiti state counterpart, Ayodele Fayose and former deputy speaker of House of Representaives, Emeka Ihedioha.
Others include former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former information minister, Jerry Gana; former Labour Party chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu and former minister of women affairs, Zainab Maina.