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Modu-Sheriff Begs PDP Govs, Stakeholders

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Posted: Jul 2, 2016 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

…Drop Your Agitations, Let Peace Reign, He Pleads

…You’re Deceiving Yourself – Makarfi Committee

Rotimi Akinwumi

Abuja – Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, the embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended an olive branch to governors and other stakeholders to drop their agitations and allow peace reign in the party.

Speaking through his newly appointed Deputy National Chairman, Cairo Ojougboh, on Friday (yesterday), Modu-Sheriff insisted that the ex-parte injunction granted by Justice Abang Okon of a Federal High Court has finally settled the leadership tussle in the party, in his favour.

He noted that the declaration by the court in Abuja has made the expected judgement of the Federal High Court in Port-Harcourt set to be delivered on Monday has become mere academic exercise.

He also noted that the best option for the party was to accept his leadership and withdraw all cases in court in the best interest of the party.

According to Ojougboh, no court can settle the problems of PDP as every loser will still find his way to the court again, to challenge any decision of any court.

Presently, about 100 cases are already in court about the leadership crisis rocking the party.

“Sheriff is ready to settle out of court, but all persons and groups involved in the power tussle must be ready to respect the rule of law. The rule of law in this case is the fact that Ali Modu-Sheriff is the authentic chairman of the PDP.

“Only common sense will settle the crisis, and the governors incidentally are the ones who will surfer it more, should this crisis continue.

“Until the caretaker committee is dissolved and deregistered, there won’t be peace. No peace move will work,” he said.

However, the caretaker committee has described the claims made by Modu-Sheriff group as a lie.

According to the committee in a statement signed by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, the Modu-Sheriff group only got the interlocutory injunction by deceiving the Judge into granting it.

“The injunction granted to Ali Modu Sheriff’s rebellious group yesterday by Justice Abang is of no effect. We believe it was granted in error by misrepresentation to his  lordship.

“Two judgements given this week by two justices of the FCT High Court and Federal High Court are to the effect that Sheriff was never even a chairman of the PDP.

“He was described as a busy body in one of the judgements. How can the court then grant an injunction to a busy body who has no locus in the party. Cairo Ojougboh is a rabble rouser trying to hold on to the last straw for relevance.

“He was part of the stakeholders group in Abuja who were vehemently opposed to Sheriff. Now he claims to be his ardent supporter. Wherein lies his credibility?

“These people will keep on shopping for all manner of court orders, but they will fail in the end,” he said.

Comments (1)

  • Jul 2, 2016 at 9:24 am Osaze Igho

    The PDP. The once touted largest party in Africa. Not even half as old as the South Africa’s ANC (African National Congress) is now like the fabled London Bridge- falling down. Like the Biblical Babylon, it has become, with everybody speaking his own language, not understood by the other. 100 cases in court in the battle for its leadership. But the Czars of yesterday are quiet, each fighting his own battle, leaving the village square for yesterday’s boys angling to become king on a throne the gods seem to have stripped bare. Without its usual aura and gait. The PDP is now in need of a messiah to stave off sure extinction that befell many kingdoms and empires the world once celebrated and revered.

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