There are now conflicting court orders trailing the status of the embattled former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after a national convention in Port Harcourt ousted him from office.
A Federal High Court in Lagos first declared the National Caretaker Committee put in place by the party in Port Harcourt after removing Sheriff as illegal.
That order seemed to have given Sheriff a morale booster.
But another order from a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt okayed the Caretaker Committee headed by former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Markarfi.
The court restrained Sheriff and the party’s former National Secretary, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, who were both removed from office at the National Convention held on Saturday May 21, 2016, from parading themselves as National officers of the party pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice brought before it by PDP.
The court also restrained INEC from continuing to accord any recognition to Sheriff.
The caretaker committee is to take over the affairs of the party from the National Working Committee headed by the Acting National Chairman, Sheriff.
The court’s order is the latest in the macabre dance being played by the PDP. The issue at stake now is which court order subsists?