Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has, adjourned indefinitely, the suit on the leadership tussle rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This, he said, was to enable the Court of Appeal to hear and deliver its judgment in an appeal filed by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi’-led faction of the party challenging Justice Abang’s ruling which queried the legality of his leadership status in PDP.
He, however, lambasted the Makarfi-led faction for going to the Court of Appeal, while its grievances had not been heard by the Federal High Court.
The former governor of Borno State and senator, Ali Modu Sheriff, had approached the court with a suit challenging the decision of the party to appoint Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State and as chairman of the caretaker committee of PDP to organise the party’s convention.
The factional chairmen recently announced truce after a meeting in Abuja.
Justice Abang had previously ruled 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 Abang’s court in the matter.
The appeal is yet to be decided by the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal.