- The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has said that the Supreme Court judgement on the party is a case of no victor, no vanquish
- Metuh said Wednesday, July 12, judgement will put the leadership challenge of the PDP to rest
- He also congratulated the party members and all Nigerians on the victory of the PDP
The former national publicity secretary of Olisa Metuh on Wednesday, July 12, said the judgement of the Supreme Court on the case between the party and its factional chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff is a case of no victor, no vanquish.
Metuh said the appeal court judgement will put the leadership challenge of the PDP to rest.
Congratulating all members of the PDP and Nigerians in general, Metuh commended those elected into office for their patience and commitment.
He said: "The patience and perseverance of our long-suffering PDP staff must equally be recognized and rewarded accordingly."
"As we come out of this challenging experience, the PDP needs the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to assist in navigating the waters. Indeed, his advice, goodwill, experience and democratic credentials are needed now, more than ever before, to help the party navigate through this very important period in its history.
"As a strong member of the party who has also been in leadership position, the verdict of the Supreme Court is for me a ‘no victor, no vanquished’ situation. It is a victory for democracy and for the Nigerian people."
He added that the fact that the PDP managed to stand firm through its 'most' difficult times speaks volumes of the strong ideology that binds the party together as a family.
"The time therefore has come for us to rekindle the light; to put the past behind us and reach out to our brothers and sisters; those who left before the general elections, those that left during the period of the challenges, and even those who are on the other side of the divide.
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We must open the big umbrella once again to accommodate all Nigerians seeking for true democracy.
We need to come together to rebuild our nation and once more collectively enthrone a democratic order that ensures that our nation survives and thrives again as a strong, united and prosperous country where citizens are free and where peace and unity will reign once more," Metuh said.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Supreme Court sacked Sheriff as the national chairman of the PDP on Wednesday, July 12.
The court also declared a former governor of Kaduna state Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic leader of the party.
You can watch this NAIJ.com video of Nigerian lamenting being a member of the All Progressives Congress party: