The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday affirmed Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, as the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The three-man panel of judges in a unanimous decision agreed that the former Borno State Governor is the authentic National Chairman of the party.
PDP has been enmeshed in leadership crisis following the inauguration of the Sen Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee in May 2016.
The party had inaugurated the committee following the alleged expiration of the tenure of its embattled factional National Chairman, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff.
Despite the existence of the Makarfi-led Committee, Sheriff has continued to maintain that he remained the authentic leader of the party.