Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday adjourned indefinitely the suit on the leadership tussle rocking the PeoplesDemocratic Party, PDP.
Justice Abang’s decision was to enable the Court of Appeal hear and enter its verdict in an appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction of the PDP, challenging Justice Abang’s ruling querying the legality of his leadership.
It would be recalled that the former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, had approached the high court to challenge the decision of the party to appoint Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee to organise the party’s convention.
Justice Okon Abang, who presided over the matter, had in a previous ruling held that the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee was a product of impunity and nullified the convention that produced the caretaker committee.
The faction led by Makarfi appealed the ruling and questioned the jurisdiction of Justice Abang’s court in the matter.
The appeal is yet to be decided by the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal However, at the resumed hearing yesterday, Justice Abang blasted the Makarfiled faction for going to a higher court, while its grievances had not been heard by the Federal High Court.