PH Court Approves PDP Convention, Abuja Court Disapproves

The Federal High Court, Port Harcourt Division, led by Justice Ibrahim Watila on Monday ordered the inspector-general of police, Rivers State commissioner of police, the DSS and INEC to not interfere in the national convention of the PDP slated for Wednesday in Port Harcourt.

At the same time, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Okon Abang restrained the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP from proceeding with the national convention of the PDP on Wednesday.

Both judgements provided that the order be obeyed until an interlocutory injunction is heard and determined this Tuesday, August 16.

Senator Ben Obi is the plaintiff/applicant in the Port Harcourt suit while the IGP, CP Rivers, SSS and INEC are respondents.

Justice Abang of Abuja was reported to have faulted Obi for allegedly rushing to the Port harcourt Division to obtain an exparte order directing security agents and INEC to monitor the convention.

The PDP has two main factions: one led by Ali Modu Sheriff (chairman of the party) and another by Makarfi (head of a committee set up by his faction).

The Nigerian judiciary’s credibility is at an all-time low.

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