The Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said its August 17 convention will hold in-spite of yesterday’s ruling by the Federal High court, sitting in Abuja. A statement by its Spokesman Prince Dayo Adeyeye described Justice Abang’s ruling as “objectionable, questionable and very strange to say the least in the history of Nigeria Judiciary”.
“We have just received information that Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an Order of Interlocutory Injunction stopping our scheduled National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, but we want to state that the Judgment of the 4th of July, 2016 supersedes any Ex-Parte Order or Interlocutory Injunctions. So, our National Convention will hold as scheduled in Port Harcourt, Rivers State” Prince Adeyeye said. Let Nigerians recall the two former Judgments before the Port Harcourt Judgment, declared that Senator Sheriff is not qualified to be a National Chairman given that the PDP Constitution 2014 which he claimed brought him to power is not in existence and therefore, null and void.
“However, the Party is law abiding and therefore, will apply for Stay of Execution of this Order and also Appeal it.” It urged its “members and teaming supporters nationwide to remain calm and law abiding and be rest assured that the PDP National Convention will hold as scheduled and all preparation towards the August 17, 2016 National Convention remains the same.”