Supreme Court Affirms Ahmed Makarfi as PDP Chairman

Ali Modu Sheriff Acting Chairman of the PDP

Just through with a leadership tussle that got the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the faction headed by Ahmed Makarfi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has now zoned its presidential candidacy to the north. Bernard Mikko, Sheriff said he has no Twitter account and therefore could not have used the platform to congratulate anybody.‎.

Sheriff, a former governor of Borno State warned those he described as mischief-makers ‎to desist from trying to exploit his huge political capital for selfish gains.

This comes in the wake of Ali Modu Sheriff's surrender for the leadership of the party.

In the statement, Adeyeye said, "We won't punish anyone for what had happened in the past". We did not occupy the office illegally or committed any offence.

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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. The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in our land and we await the copy of the full judgement delivered on July 12, 2017. "Unacceptable and unjustifiable means can not lead to a justifiable and acceptable end", the statement reads.

Dilli who urged Nigerians to see the judgment as the return of hope of democracy in Nigeria, called on all members and supporters of PDP to put aside their political differences and come together to rebuild the party in preparation to take over the mantle of leadership in the next general elections.

Nigeria's biggest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has slated October to hold its National Convention for the election of new executives. In this regard, I wish to commend and thank our leaders who have made comments in this direction.

Beji advised ambitious members of the party to ensure they have the mandate of the people.

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