Makarfi floors Sheriiff on first two preliminary issues

The first issue resolved in favour of the Makarfi faction was the preliminary objection by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction, holding that the appeal by the Makarfi faction was valid.

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party has won the first of the two preliminary issues for resolution by the Supreme Court.
The judgment was ongoing as at press time.
The first issue resolved in favour of the Makarfi faction was the preliminary objection by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction, holding that the appeal by the Makarfi faction was valid.
The apex court also held that the suit filed by Makarfi at the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt was not an abuse of court process as wrongly held by the majority judgment of the Court of Appeal, also in Port Harcourt.
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