Supreme Court judgment has rescued us from APC, Adamawa PDP lawmaker

Ali Modu Sheriff Acting Chairman of the PDP

Ali Modu Sheriff Acting Chairman of the PDP

Walid Jibrin, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees, says he would have resigned if the supreme court ruling on the chairmanship of the party had favoured Ali Modu Sheriff.

Few hours after the apex court ruling, reports in the traditional media and social media platforms had indicated that Senator Sheriff had on his Twitter Handle, congratulated Makarfi, pledging to work with him in the interest of the party.

"We further warn all mischief makers to desist from trying to exploit the huge political capital of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff for selfish gains".

The judgment which sacked the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was hailed as victory for democracy by prominent members of the party including the Immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

However, the former Borno State Governor has dissociated himself from the report even as he described the said congratulatory message as fake.

In a show of good faith, Sheriff has released a statement through spokesperson of the party's National Caretaker Committee, Dayo Adeyeye, saying that the court judgement should serve as a fresh start for the party and not another reason to stay divided. Amnesty is a reprieve for those who have committed offence under our statutes.

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"However, the office was officially re-opened for us after we presented the certified true copy (CTC) of the judgement of Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt division to the Inspector General of Police".

He, however, said that the outcome of the battle as decided by the Supreme Court was sweet and good, not only for PDP members but also for Nigerians generally. "Unacceptable and unjustifiable means can not lead to a justifiable and acceptable end".

While thanking the leaders who stood by the party while the national leadership crisis lasted, Adedoja disclosed that the house to house campaign was necessary for the party to come back in 2019.

"The unfortunate tussle, while it lasted, saw many loyal and committed members of our great party wittingly or unwittingly on different sides of the divide based on principle and different interpretation of our Party's constitution". learnt that the zoning decision was reached as the party announced that its national convention would take place in October this year.

He called on the party to reconcile with its members while also urging other parties to settle their internal problems with dialogue.

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