- The former national of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu-Sheriff on Friday, July 14, said the party is now in the hands of treasury looters
- Sheriff also said the Ahed Makarfi faction of the PDP was wrong to have offered amnesty to the former chairman
- He also said his faction never occupied the national secretariat of the party illegally
The sacked national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu-Sheriff has said the party is now in the hands of looters, Punch reports.
Finally reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the matter between him (Sheriff), four others and the PDP, the former chairman said the party has been returned to treasury looters.
While speaking on the ruling, Sheriff through the spokesperson for the national working committee of the party's faction sacked by the court Bernard Mikko said the Ahmed Makarfi faction was wrong to have offered amnesty to the former chairman.
Mikko said the statement on amnesty made by the Makarfi led faction of the PDP is reckless.
He said the Sheriff faction of the PDP never occupied the national secretariat of the party illegally.
He said the party belonged to all - those in Sheriff and Makarfi's faction.
“I take exception to the reckless statement credited to Prince Dayo Adeyeye, suggesting that amnesty has been granted to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, his National Working Committee and supporters. Amnesty is a reprieve for those who have committed offence under our statute," Mikko said.
He added that Sheriff and his camp were only forced to vacate the national secretariat by the police after a court order.
“However, the office was officially reopened for us after we presented the Certified True Copy of the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, to the Inspector- General of Police.
“I am, therefore, concerned about the future of our party in the hands of some of those who are known to have pending criminal cases, bordering (on) fraud, treasury looting and dishonesty, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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“The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in our land and we await the copy of the full judgment delivered on July 12, 2017.
“No one owns the party and those making unguarded and reckless statements in the public domain should realize that the solution to the problem of Nigeria is beyond any political association. Unacceptable and unjustifiable means cannot lead to a justifiable and acceptable end," Mikko added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the sacked PDP national chairman denied reports that he had congratulated Makarfi who was declared the authentic leader of the PDP by a Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 12.
While denying the report which emanated from a Twitter account, Sheriff said he owns no social media account, not even on the micro-blogging site.
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