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Monday, 22 May 2017

Supreme Court dismisses Sheriff’s Application against Makarfi's Faction

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 has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Sheriff had filed an application, seeking to stop the Supreme Court from hearing the appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party on March 16, challenging the February 27 ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, which declared Sheriff as the legitimate National Chairman of the party.

The Supreme Court, however, 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.

The court is about to hear the substantive suit.

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