- APC national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, stated that whichever way it went, the Supreme Court’s ruling had no direct consequence on the APC
- According to Abdullahi, it would be wrong for anyone to insinuate that the unity of the opposition party was a threat to the ruling APC
- On his part, the APC north-east national vice chairman, Mustapha Salihu, lambasted the PDP and reiterated that the APC was not threatened by who became the chairman of the opposition party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the party is not threatened by who becomes the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), NAN reports.
He said this on Wednesday in Abuja while reacting to a Supreme Court judgment on the PDP leadership crisis which declared Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the party.
Abdullahi said there ought not to be reaction from the APC because it was not a party to the legal suit, adding that it could not be bothered by the court judgment.
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“Whichever way you want to look at it, the ruling has no direct consequence on APC whichever faction the pendulum swings to,’’ he said.
Abdullahi added that it would be wrong for anyone to insinuate that the unity of the PDP was a threat to the APC, especially as it had nothing to do with the case.
Also, reacting to the judgment, the newly appointed north-east national vice chairman of the APC, Mustapha Salihu, said the party was not threatened by who became PDP chairman.
He said the PDP failed when it was in power and had the opportunity in government, stressing that the APC was looking at institution not individuals.
He said: “Makarfi or Ali-Modu Sheriff is no threat to us; we are looking at the institution and not the person.’’
According to him, PDP is a party that institutionalized corruption and failed to handle the security of the nation.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 12, removed Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reinstating Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic leader.
The five man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in its judgment delivered, reinstated Makarfi who was earlier sacked by the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal, as the National Caretaker Committee.
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