By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The factional Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has stated that former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff is no longer the chairman of the party.
In a statement issued on his behalf on Tuesday by the Interim Publicity Secretary, Mr. Dayo Adeyeye, different courts across the country have invalidated Sheriff’s claim to the chairmanship of the party via several pronoucements.
While stating that Sheriff risks jail term, Adeyeye stated that “The National Caretaker Committee which has been confirmed severally by the Court as the authentic body saddled with the task of providing leadership for the Party pending the hosting of an elective National Convention, would have ignored the ranting of these men of dishonour but leaving them to continue deceiving Nigerians at this time would not be in the interest of democracy.”
According to the embattled faction, “ First and foremost, we wish to state categorically that in consonance with Judgment of various Courts, which Ali Modu-Sheriff and his team of confused travelers have not bothered to appeal, the former Borno State Governor is not the Chairman of our Party, the PDP.”
Adeyeye added, Sheriff claim to the Office is a continuation of their plans to sustain mayhem in our Party, but nature and fair justice have taken care of his desperation.
“We wish to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the Judgment delivered by Justice Valentine Ashi of FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja on June 29, 2016, which states clearly that Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff was never and is not the PDP National Chairman; and equally, this Judgment was upheld by the Ruling of Justice Nwamaka Ogbonnaya also of the FCT High Court in Kubwa, Abuja on August 17, 2016.
“It is instructive to note that Senator Modu-Sheriff and his team of circus performers have not deemed it fit to appeal the Court Judgments. It is tripartite in law that a Judgment not appeal is binding on the defendant.” He said.