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PDP: Sheriff moves to stop Makarfi’s appeal at S’Court.

Mar 20 2017
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PDP: Sheriff moves to stop Makarfi’s appeal at S’Court. Punch Online

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has commenced moves to stop any appeal to the Supreme Court seeking to challenge the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, which affirmed him as the authentic leader of the party.


He has therefore applied to the apex court for the withdrawal of an appeal filed in the name of the party by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction.


The appeal, with number SC.133/2017, was filed on February 27, 2017, in the name of the PDP by the Makarfi-led caretaker committee to challenge the February 17, 2017 judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal which affirmed the Sheriff-led executive as the authentic leadership of the party.  Read more


Ibori Files Appeal in UK to Upturn His Conviction. Thisday Online

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has now filed an appeal in the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction.

A statement from Ibori’s Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, said Ibori’s counsel informed the Southwark London court at the weekend that they have filed the appeal on Ibori’s behalf.


As a result, the court then indefinitely adjourned the on-going proceedings concerning the second confiscation hearing. The original three-week confiscation hearing before Judge Pitts in September 2013 was unable to make any finding of theft against him.


The British Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has, since February 2016, been undertaking a mammoth disclosure exercise and so far substantial material evidencing the police corruption and misconduct has been disclosed. The CPS has gagged the media from reporting on this.  Read more

Last changed: Mar 20 2017 at 3:00 PM