The Federal High Court Seating in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, June 6, 2016 heard the Case between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff & co. on Suit N0: FHC/PH/CS/524/2016 restraining Senator Sheriff and his co-defendants from parading themselves as national officers of the Party and to recognize the National Caretaker Committee as constituted by the National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Court after hearing the matter before it, Declared that the Ex-Parte Order restraining Senator Sheriff and his co. defendants from parading themselves as National Chairman, National Secretary, National Auditor and other former national officers of the Party which also recognizes the National Caretaker Committee subsists. The Court adjourned the Case till Monday, the 4th of July 2016 for Judgment.
In another development, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has filed a Case in the Federal High Court against Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his co defendants for Contempt Proceedings. The Case was filed accusing Senator Ali Sheriff and co for misinforming Party members, supporters and the general public that the Ex-Parte Order Suit N0: FHC/PH/CS/524/2016 dated 23rd of May, 2016 expired after 14 days, while he is very much aware that the Order subsists pending its final determination.
The Party relying on the Declaration of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State further assert that the violent invasion of the National Secretariat of the PDP on Monday, June 13, 2016 is illegal, null and void.
The Party therefore demands that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and co should vacate the Secretariat immediately following the Court Declaration.
Finally, the PDP enjoined all Party members, supporters and the general public to remain calm, focus and continue to trust in the Party and its ability to surmount this present situation.
Adm. Chinwe I. Nnorom
Head, Publicity Division
For: The BoT