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PDP crisis: Supreme Court orders for written arguments


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the objection filed by the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff, against the appeal filed before the court by the Ahmed Makarfi’s faction of the party.

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The case has been adjourned till May 25, 2017 for further hearing.

The motion brought before the court by Mr Sheriff, requesting it to disqualify the other faction from appealing the judgment of the Appeal Court was heard and argued, but the court asked the counsels to submit written arguments before the next date of hearing.

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During cross examination, Mr Sheriff’s Counsel, Olujimi, SAN, could not substantiate the locus by which he filed the motion, but asked the court to disqualify the case.

Meanwhile, the original panel headed by Justice Ibrahim Tanko is no longer in charge of the case.

A new panel of Supreme Court justices has been constituted to go on with the matter.

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