A five-man panel of the Supreme Court has thrown out an application filed by the Alli Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party challenging an appeal by the Ahmed Makarfi group.
 
The panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen,  insisted the application by Makarfi was considered valid since it complied with the rules of the Supreme Court.
 
It said the Markafi appeal was within the time limit of the court since the case decided at the lower court was less than three months before the appeal.