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Fresh Crack In PDP As Sheriff Threatens Suit Against Makarfi Faction

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The Senator Ali Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party
has threatened to take disciplinary legal action against the Ahmed
Makarfi – led national caretaker committee if it continues to speak for
the party.

A statement issued by Bernard Mikko, acting National Publicity
Secretary of Sheriff-led faction, warned that a court order had declared
the committee illegal.
He recalled that a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Okon
Abang in Abuja had declared the Makarfi caretaker `contraption’ as
illegal.
“It will therefore be contemptuous of the court order for Prince Dayo
Adeyeye or any member of the illegal Makarfi caretaker contraption to
speak for the PDP when a valid court order to the contrary is still
subsisting,” Mr. Mikko said.
Mr. Mikko said the attention of the faction’s National Working
Committee had been drawn to various comments on the state of affairs in
the PDP.
He said that various comments were credited to “one Prince Dayo
Adeyeye’’ who claimed to be speaking as the national publicity secretary
(National Caretaker Committee), particularly as the reconciliation
process appears to have relapsed.
He explained that the reconciliation relapsed due to Mr. Makarfi’s
insistence not to disband his caretaker committee when Mr. Sheriff is
inclined to step down at the next unity convention of the party.
The convention is expected to usher in new executive members of the party.
Mr. Mikko said: “Adeyeye is hereby reminded that the terms of the MoU
for reconciliation did not vitiate subsisting court orders without
prejudice to pending legal matters.
“While we will respect the terms of the MoU in the reconciliation
process, we will not fail to activate the legal processes and hold them
in contempt for any breach of the law.
“If they continue the impunity and act in disobedience of the law,
disciplinary legal procedures, particularly forms 48 and 49 will be
processed against them.’’
Mr. Mikko however assured PDP members and stakeholders of Ali
Sheriff’s commitment to resolve the leadership imbroglio in accordance
with the law.
Source: NAN

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