The federal high court in Abuja has stopped the convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from holding in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Sequel to an application by counsel to the Ali Modu-Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the federal high court sitting today in Abuja has stopped the convention of the PDP from holding in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, as planned by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party.
According to a report by TheCable News, after hearing submissions from both parties on Tuesday, Justice Okon Abang, said:
“An order of interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining the defendants, any of them, their servant agents from conducting the national convention of PDP and supervising and monitoring same under any guise or electing any national officer of the defendant pending the determination of the substantive suit.
“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining PDP from presenting anybody and sponsoring any person for election and holding any national convention or conference in the purpose of electing any national officers of the second defendants.
“An order of Interlocutory injunction is hereby made restraining INEC from monitoring the national convention of PDP scheduled for Port Harcourt on 17th August.”
However, he said the judgments of the Port Harcourt division granting the Makarfi faction a go-ahead still subsists, adding that they are processes of setting the judgement aside.