Former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff was on Friday morning confirmed as the authentic national chairman of the party by the Court of Appeal in sitting in Port Harcourt
Three judges of the court in a unanimous decision agreed that the Modu Sheriff is the chairman of the PDP.
It would be recall that a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had last year gave legitimacy to Makarfi as the chairman of the party, while another court of coordinate jurisdiction in Abuja, headed by Justice Okon Abang, had ruled that Sheriff should be recognised as the chairman.
Daily Trust report that The PDP has not been able to play the role of leading opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of the crisis ravaging it from within.
An appeal court in Abuja had on December 16, 2016, adjourned indefinitely, the separate hearing in the leadership tussle so as to pave way for the Port Harcourt division of the court to exhaust the case before it.
Both Makarfi and Sheriff have been operating from satellite offices following the closure of the national headquarters of the party, at Wadata Plaza in