Supreme Court Judgement Stuns Sheriff Camp

Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi

Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi

Sacked factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has denied congratulating the Senator Ahmed Makarfi over the recognition of his camp by the Supreme Court as the authentic leadership of the party.

In a statement issued by himself, Nnadozie said, "I have carefully considered Wednesday's ruling of the Supreme Court, which in effect ended the regrettable leadership tussle and protracted disagreements among members of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)". In a statement through the spokesperson of the caretaker committee, Dayo Adeyeye, Makarfi stated that the party would overlook the "sins" of those involved in the party's crisis but will not forgive any one caught hatching a new plot.

The former party Chairman has also reportedly vacated the national secretariat of the party, which he had occupied since February after the Appeal Court judgment that recognized him as chairman.

In a short statement posted on Sheriff's twitter handle, the former Borno State governor said: "The Supreme Court has spoken".

Makarfi, who described the last 14 months as very worrisome for the party, however, said there was no need punishing those who made the party to experience the setback. Our doors are open for everyone, including those who are not members of the PDP.

The only PDP lawmaker in the state's Assembly pointed out that his party will not gamble with the opportunity of reclaiming its mandate during the next elections. It is when you begin to commit fresh sins or causing fresh troubles that we will then look at it.

Sheriff had been installed as the party's National Working Committee (NWC) chairman in an acting capacity until he was removed during the party's 2016 National Convention.

Adeyeye said that the PDP would provide virile opposition to the APC as the country prepares for 2019 general elections.

Sheriff, who spoke through Ojougboh, said, "He said that he was going to grant us amnesty?"

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