PDP Crisis Court bars INEC, Police from monitoring party's convention

Abang, however, said the judgment of the Port Harcourt division which granted the Makarfi faction to proceed with the convention still subsists.

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PDP members at a convention

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Following its earlier judgement which barred the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from proceeding with its planned national convention, the Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Police and the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) from monitoring the event.

In his judgement on Tuesday, August 16, sequel to an application by counsel to the Ali Modu Sheriff faction seeking to stop the convention, justice Okon Abang gave an interlocutory injunction restraining the PDP from holding the convention.

After hearing submissions from both parties on Tuesday, the judge said: “An order of interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining the defendants, any of them, their servant agents from conducting the national convention of PDP and supervising and monitoring same under any guise or electing any national officer of the defendant pending the determination of the substantive suit.

“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining PDP from presenting anybody and sponsoring any person for election and holding any national convention or conference in the purpose of electing any national officers of the second defendants.

“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining INEC from monitoring the national convention of PDP scheduled for Port Harcourt on 17th August.”

Abang, however, said the judgment of the Port Harcourt division which granted the Makarfi faction to proceed with the convention still subsists.

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The judge added that there are processes of setting the judgement aside.

The controversial convention is scheduled to hold tomorrow, August 16, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

 

 

 

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