The embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has been removed by an Abuja high court.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the 2014 PDP Constitution Amendment upon which Ali Modu-Sherif was appointed the PDP Chairman.
The court sitting which was presided over by Justice Valentine Ashi, on Wednesdayand ordered the embattled acting chairman to vacate the seat with immediate effect after faulting the process through which he emerged as the national chairman.
In his ruling on Wednesday, Ashi said the amendment was a violation of the Electoral Act and described the actions of the PDP leaders who partook in the amendment as illegal.
Sheriff, a former governor of Borno state, was appointed as PDP’s national chairman in the interim by the party’s stakeholders after former deputy national chairman, Chief Uche Secondus from the South-East was removed from the position of acting chairman based on the zoning arrangement.
The 2014 amendment had purportedly zoned the office of the party chairman to the North-East zone.