Ondo PDP Crisis: Court Grants Poroye Leave to Appeal Judgment

Factional Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State Chapter, Prince Biyi Poroye was Thursday granted leave to appeal the judgment of the Court of Appeal that rejected his faction as as authentic Ondo PDP.
The Court of Appeal Special Panel sitting in Abuja, gave the order while ruling on the ongoing leadership crisis in the Ondo State PDP. .
The Poroye-led Ondo State Executive of the party was on November 23, 2016 stripped of its powers by the Justice Ibraheem Saulawa led panel.
The panel also held that all actions taken by the state leadership of the party under Poroye was null and void.
The height of the judgment hinged on the recognition of Eyitayo Jegede as the authentic candidate of the party in the Ondo State Nov.26, 2016 governorship election.
The decision automatically knocked-off Jimoh Ibrahim as the favoured governorship candidate of the party.
Dissatisfied with the decision, Poroye, an ally of Ibrahim, approached the court seeking leave to enable him challenge the judgment in the Supreme Court.
Ali Sheriff faction of PDP also obtained the permission of the court to appeal the decision.
Poroye had insisted that Mr. Sheriff remained the authentic National Chairman of the party.

Author: News Editor

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