No Court Order Stopping PDP National Convention, Declares Wike


Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled for August 17 in Port Harcourt would go on as planned as there was no court order stopping the party from going on with the convention.

The governor stated that the court was yet to hear the suit filed by embattled former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, challenging the holding of the National convention.

Addressing the South-South Executive Committee of the PDP at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday, Wike said: “The court could not have sacked Senator Makarfi because it cannot sit on appeal on the judgment of a court of coordinate jurisdiction.”

He added that there is an application to allow Senator Markafi to be joined as a party in the suit. He said that the suit was adjourned to August 15.

According to him, the suit challenging the conduct of the National convention is yet to be entertained by the court.

Speaking further, he stated that the Edo State Chapter of the PDP will be supported to win the Edo State Governorship.

Further details later