A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has granted an interim injunction restraining Ali Modu Sheriff from parading himself as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The court also barred Adewale Oladipo from parading himself as the national secretary of the party.
The two politicians were removed from office at the PDP national convention held on Saturday.
The court on Tuesday, also granted a restraining order on all members of the party’s National Working Committee from receiving nominations or submitting names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as officers or candidates of the PDP in whatever capacity pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice brought by the party.
Earlier on Tuesday, a court reinstated Mr. Sheriff, and removed Ahmed Makarfi, who was appointed as chairman of the party’s caretaker committee.
But the court in Port Harcourt also restrained INEC was restrained from according or continuing to accord any recognition to Messrs. Sherrif and Oladipo or any or all members of the national working committee of the PDP removed from office at the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt, as officers or organs of the PDP pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
The court mandated INEC to recognise the Makarfi committee in all matters pertaining the conduct of primary elections for political offices and the submission of the PDP List of candidates for any elections to be conducted by INEC pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on notice.