PDP Appeal Court Judgement: We’ll Appeal It At Supreme Court —Makarfi Group

Senator Ahmed Makarfi

THOUGH Senator Modu Sheriff extends olive branch to the National Caretaker committee of the PDP to join him in rebuilding the party, the spokesman of the Committee, Dayo Adeyeye yesterday insisted that it will appeal the judgment to the Supreme Court.

In a statement he issued in Abuja, Adeyeye said apart from being a “ big disappointment” , the Judgement delivered by the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division “ is a travesty of justice, a mockery of valid facts and a miscarriage of justice” and “an invidious attempt to destroy the PDP”. According to him, ‘the Minority Judgement is very sound in law, logic and fact. It gives us.

According to him, ‘the Minority Judgement is very sound in law, logic and fact. It gives ushope that we will have our day in the Supreme Court. Whereas the Lead Judgement left out the main issues and laboured unconvincingly to work to a preconceived answer, the Minority Judgement thrashed all the issues and upheld the Judgement of the High Court in Port Harcourt delivered by Liman J on July 4, 2016. We will certainly appeal to the Supreme Court. No reconciliatory effort will stop it. We need the Supreme Court to make a pronouncement on the issue once and for all.

“We maintain that this is a continuation of the attempt to kill the PDP and thereby destroy all opposition in Nigeria. The rebels in the party who were favored by the two justices of the Appeal Court are snakes within the house working for the Ruling Party, the APC. The great conspiracy to silence the PDP is an assault on the Nigerian democracy. We are however determined to resist this onslaught to the very last. The struggle continues he said.

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Also, the caretaker committee has summoned an emergency meeting for tomorrow, Monday.

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A notice of the meeting signed by the publicity secretary of the group, Dayo Adeyeye indicated that those invited to the meeting are members of the National Executive Committee (NEC), members of the Board of Trustees (BoT), National Assembly members, former governors of PDP, former ministers under the umbrella of the PDP, former National Assembly members and party elders.

The meeting is in apparent reaction to the verdict of Port Harcourt Division of the court of Appeal which annulled the May 21, 2016 national convention which had given birth to the caretaker committee and upheld the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the party.

The meeting has been scheduled for Monday for 2pm at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in the notice of invitation, urged all invited to attend “unfailingly as crucial party matters will be discussed.”



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