- A Court of Appeal judgement declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the national party chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP),
- The PDP Governors Forum and Board of Trustee has kicked against the judgement
- The Governor’s Forum has promised to seek judgement further by taking the case to Supreme Court
Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum led by Governor Ayo Fayose and the Board of Trustee of the party have spoken against the judgement of a Court of Appeal declaring Ali Modu Sheriff as the national party chairman.
Ayo Fayose who spoke on behalf of the Governors Forum said: “The outcome of the Port Harcourt Court of Appeal that reinstated Sheriff against the will of the people, is nothing but a violation of our democracy.
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“If the people truly symbolizes what a party is, then the machination of our detractors and the anti-democratic organs will not prevail at last.
“We commend the minority judgment of the lower court and we believe the truth will prevail. Thank God we have another opportunity to seek justice at the Supreme Court, which I believe will not be delayed or denied.
“The party will appeal the judgement as we believe in the ability of the judiciary to do justice, however we plead with our members, leaders and supporters to calm down as we keep hope alive.
“If this is a price to pay, to keep our democracy alive and opposition strengthened, we are prepared to go the whole hug.”
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Chairman of the BoT, Senator Walid Jibrin, also said the BoT, and other organs of the PDP “are behind Makarfi and its committee. ”
Meanwhile, former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has also criticised the Appeal Court verdict which confirmed Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former minister described the verdict as absurd, saying it was time for party members who shared his line of thought to leave the party for Sheriff and form a new party.