The National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, has applied to the Supreme Court seeking to stop Senator Ahmed Makarfi from using the name of the party to challenge the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt which affirmed him as the authentic chairman of the party.
In a motion for discontinuance filed by Senator Sheriff and Professor Wale Oladipo, secretary of the party, the duo argued that Makarfi lacked the legal ground for such appeal.
He has, therefore, applied to the apex court for the withdrawal of an appeal filed in the name of the party by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction.
Senator Makarfi had in an appeal with number SC.133/2017 filed on February 27, 2017, challenged the February 17, 2017 judgment of the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal which restored Sheriff-led executive as the authentic leadership of the party.
Sheriff’s motion of discontinuance, which was filed through their lead counsel, Chief Akinlolu Olujinmi (SAN), noted that by virtue of the Court of Appeal’s judgment, Makarfi and other members of his faction were not the alter ego of the party and as such, were incompetent to institute any legal process in the name of the party.