Ondo PDP Crisis: Court of Appeal Hearing Hits ‘Deadlock’

Jimoh Ibrahim has remained the candidate of the PDP in Ondo as the Appellate court fails to reach an expected conclusion today, 1st of November, 2016.

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Eyitayo Jegede (right) in court
 
A ruling of the Court of Appeal expected to be delivered on Tuesday afternoon has been suspended, according to Premium Times.

Court officials told journalists at the court premises that the ruling was suspended following a petition against the judges accusing them of bias.

No new date has been fixed for the ruling. Two factions of the party led by former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi, and former Borno State governor, Ali Sheriff, have for months battled in court over the leadership of the PDP.

As part of that battle, the faction led by Mr. Makarfi had approached the Appeal Court to seek nullification of previous decisions by a Federal High Court presided over by Okon Abang which has affected that faction’s candidate – Eyitayo Jegede for the November 26 election in Ondo state.

Mr. Abang had on October 14 given an order in furtherance of his June 29 decision where he had asked the Independent National Elect0ral commission, INEC, to recognise the faction led by Mr. Sheriff.

INEC had said Mr. Ibrahim would remain the candidate of the party in Ondo until a ruling of the appeal court.

 
 

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