Court stops PDP convention


A Federal High Court in Abuja has suspended  the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for August 17, 2016 in Port Harcourt.

Justice Okon Abang said he gave the ruling to serve as a “judicial deterrent” for what he described as the “excesses of parties”.
 The Judge was expected to rule on an application filed by a faction of the party led by a former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi, and a former senator, Ben Obi.
He had adjourned Monday’s hearing after granting the application by the faction.
The judge however took another decision after a lawyer representing another faction of the party led by Ali-Modu Sheriff, informed him that Mr. Obi had approached the Port Harcourt division of the Federal High Court to obtain an interim injunction.