Court declares PDP caretaker committee illegal

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday declared the recently constituted caretaker committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) illegal.

Justice Ibrahim Buba in his ruling ordered the Inspector General of Police to ensure that the members of the committee do not take over the Party’s national headquarters and that Ali Modu Sheriff remains the national chairman of the PDP.

On Saturday, the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) were dissolved and a caretaker committee was set up, which is headed by the former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi.

The motion to dissolve the party’s NEC and NWC was moved by Mr Austin Opara, a former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and seconded by Mr Emeka Ihedioha, also a former Deputy Speaker of the house.

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers and Chairman of the party’s National Convention Committee put the question and the motion was affirmed by the delegates.

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