Convention will hold as planned – Makarfi

DESPITE the interim order given by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja suspending the repeat of national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party will go ahead with the conduct of the exercise on Wednesday as planned.

The Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi made this declaration in a text message sent to Tribune Online on Monday.

He pointed out that a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had earlier in the day validated and authorised the proposed convention, a decision, which he said could not be overruled by a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

The former Kaduna State governor noted the Appeal Court would determine the legality of the convention.

“Convention is going ahead as the Abuja Federal High Court is not superior to the Port Harcourt Federal High Court, which earlier today gave us the go ahead. Court of Appeal will sort it out,” he said.