Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja today gave an order stopping the Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP faction from holding its National Convention slated for tomorrow August 17th in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Justice Okon gave the order while delivering judgement on an application by embattled factional chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff seeking to stop the convention.
“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.”
Justice Abang also ordered INEC and the police from monitoring the election.