The faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chaired by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has resolved to head to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal which granted the authority of the party to the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction.
The defeated faction, which had been making frantic moves to reconcile the party and unite its members in recent time, also accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the appeal court ruling.
It said the judgement showed that the APC wanted a one-party state for the country.
The ruling was the outcome of a long-drawn battle between the two factions which saw the party secretariat shut down for many months.
There had been tension on Friday, February 17, 2017 just before the three-man panel of judges began the ruling on the lingering leadership tussle.
While two of the judges ruled in favour of Sheriff, one ruled in favour of Makarfi.