PDP: What would have happened if Sheriff won at Supreme Court - Makarfi

I’d have resigned if Sheriff had won at supreme court says PDP BoT chairman

I’d have resigned if Sheriff had won at supreme court says PDP BoT chairman

"We don't want to have another fall out after the national convention".

We also agree with all lovers of democracy and good governance that the judgement would strengthen the opposition once again and save the country's democracy from the dictatorial tendencies of the ruling party which also has its own share of internal challenges.

Alkali added: "I know the party has been going through crises at various times and of different dimensions but the crisis that the party faced in the past two years has been unprecedented".

While stressing that the judiciary only adjudicates on matters but never reconciles contending parties, Dickson said now that the Supreme Court has delivered the much expected judgement, the PDP must now reconcile and truly put its house in order to effectively play its role as the leading opposition party in Nigeria.

"You need the legal victory, the political victory and the moral victory".

The Court of Appeal had in February upheld the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja that sacked the Caretaker committee of Sen Makarfi in place of the Modu Sheriff. "We are the only state without Plan B", he said.

"There have been a lot of acrimonies and tendencies to cause divisions within the state chapters". What this means is that Makarfi must hit the ground running now by initiating genuine reconciliation of the party's factions at all levels; local, state and national. "We should also avoid those same very issues that led us into this trouble".

As a result of the preparation for the convention, each state branch of the party has been directed to submit 30 names.

It would be recalled that shortly after the historic judgment, Makarfi, speaking through the party's national publicity secretary, extended his hands of fellowship to the party's former acting national chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, ex-deputy national chairman, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, and others, saying all hands should be on deck, preparatory to the 2019 general elections. If he said that, then you would hear from me tomorrow. Whatever happens, there should be only one leader of the party at any given time but what is important is that everybody should be carried along.

Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has said the PDP leadership tussle resolved by the apex court was avoidable while he called on all party members and leaders to respect the judgment to move the party forward.

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