26 July 2016
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has recognised Sen. Ahmed Makarfi as the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Nick Dazang, INEC’s Deputy Director, Voter Education and Publicity, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said INEC ratified the administrative approval granted Makarfi, based on the judgment of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt.
Dazang said the ratification was in line with INEC’s Decision Extract, issued on July 14, 2016 and signed by the Director, Commission’s Secretariat, Mr. Ishiaku Gali.
He said INEC would recognise the National Caretaker’s activities such as the conduct of primaries of political officers and submission of list of candidates for any election to be conducted by INEC.
“Two weeks ago, the commission received the candidate forwarded to it by the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP, which had earlier secured an order from the Port Harcourt High Court,’’ he added.
Senator Ali Modu Sherrif, also of the PDP had been claiming that he was the Acting National Chairman of the party relying on some court judgments.