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PDP: Why the Supreme Court struck out appeals by Sheriff, Ibrahim

That Mr. Eyitayo Jegede will fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State was further affirmed on Thursday by the Supreme Court, which struck out all the interlocutory appeals filed by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the party.

Giving reasons for their decision, Justice Walter Onnoghen, leading four other justices of the apex court, held that Wednesday’s judgment of the Court of Appeal on the main appeals rendered the interlocutory ones academic.

Onnoghen held that it was against the rules of the court to determine interlocutory appeals and motions when a lower court had decided on the substantive issues.

 

“To this end, all interlocutory appeals relating to the Ondo State PDP governorship crisis and the leadership tussle of the party at the national level are hereby struck out.

 

“The contending parties are ordered to go back to the lower court and do the needful.

 

“ That would mean filing notice of appeal on the judgment of the Court of appeal,” he stated.

 

It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal on Wednesday removed Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP in Saturday’s election.

Jegede, the candidate of the Makarfi faction of the party, was relisted to contest against other leading candidates such as Rotimi Akeredolu of APC and Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy.

 

Justice Ibrahim Saulaawa, who led two other justices in a unanimous decision, held that the Federal High Court, Abuja, erred in its Oct. 14 ruling which substituted Jegede’s name with that of Ibrahim.

He also held that the court equally erred when it ordered INEC to remove the name of the appellant from its nomination register.

Justice George Mbaba, who delivered the lead judgment on the party’s leadership crisis, described the process that led to the June 29 judgment as a “ fraud.’’

 

Mbaba said the trial court breached Section 36(1) of the constitution by denying the Ahmed Makarfi Caretaker Committee right to fair hearing.

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37 comments

  1. Good one from the court. Lolz. God is watching them. It’s well with GEJ and ondo people. Lol

  2. Beautiful from the judiciary am just so happy

  3. D NJC must flush out some bad eggs in d Judiciary,like Justice Okon Abang in order 2 sanitize d System

  4. I wish we understand the judgement we are celeberating . Yes , Jegede will contest but can it be sustained . The judgement is not final. The supreme court is yet to decide which one is the full , final and authentic PDP( Makarfi or Sheriff) , UNTILL then its no party time.

  5. With this judgement,sheriff has lost in supreme court,the end of the road for sheriff and his followers

  6. Ali Modu Sheriff, will regrect what his doing now when the supreme court give his final Judgement.

  7. It’s time PDP stop this show of shame. why are the mighty falling. My great party let’s end this, and look forward to 2019

  8. Which election is PDP & Jegede are even contesting,the already lost Ondo guber or another one in 2020? Abeg you people should go & rest jor!

  9. I saw APC in my dream wins dis election as a result of magomago

  10. That is Nigeria for you Okon abang is not good now but salauwa is good in ur side now

  11. Am happy that Eyitayo Jegede’s name is back to the list simply because he will take majority of Akure from Aketi.
    Here is the Permutations and Analysis:
    Akoko Votes
    AD – 45%
    APC – 10%
    PDP – 5%
    SDP – 40%
    Owo/Ose
    AD – 20%
    APC – 65%
    PDP – 13%
    SDP – 2%
    Akure North/South
    AD – 15%
    APC – 15%
    PDP – 50%
    SDP – 20%
    Ondo East/West
    AD – 38%
    APC – 20%
    PDP – 38%
    SDP – 4%
    ILE OLUJI/OKE IGBO
    AD – 38%
    APC – 18%
    PDP – 40%
    SDP – 4%
    IFEDORE Local Government
    AD – 60%
    APC – 20%
    PDP – 10%
    SDP – 5%
    Odigbo Local Government
    AD – 70%
    APC – 12%
    PDP – 13%
    SDP – 5%
    Okitipupa Local Government
    AD – 80%
    APC – 7%
    PDP – 10
    SDP – 3%
    Irele local government
    AD – 80%
    APC – 7%
    PDP – 10%
    SDP – 3%
    Ese Odo Local Government
    AD – 60%
    APC – 30%
    PDP – 7%
    SDP – 3%
    Ilaje local government
    AD – 80%
    APC – 5%
    PDP – 15%
    SDP———- %
    November 26,2016…….From the office of the senate president nuolgs that’s my 2sure no

  12. Jimoh Ibrahim ousted factional candidate of Pdp has switched his support for the party to Apc. He deliberaterly destabilized pdp.

  13. Either way, PDP is ambushed. If it wins, the victory may be there for Jimoh to take at the Supreme Court. If Aketi wins, that is the intention.

  14. Jimoh is d cost of all dis i will still come for eleton in dis state

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