A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has barred Alimodu Sheriff from parading himself as the Chairman of PDP pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice brought before it by the Peoples Democratic Party.
Alimodu and members of his National Working Committee were removed from office during the party’s convention in Rivers state last Saturday May 21st.
The presiding judge, Justice A. M. Liman, in a statement signed by him and released today May 24th, stated that the court also granted restraining order on any member of the National Working Committee of the PDP who was removed from office by the Party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt from receiving nominations and or submitting names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as officers or candidates of the PDP in whatever capacity pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice brought by the Party.
In addition, INEC was restrained by the Court from according or continuing to accord any recognition to Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, Professor Adewale Oladipo or any or all members of the National Working Committee of the PDP removed from office at the Party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, as officers or organs of the PDP pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
According to Justice Liman, the only leadership of PDP to be recognised by INEC is that of the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP headed by Sen. Ahmed Markarfi, former Governor of Kaduna State.