Wednesday, 17 May 2017

PDP: Seek public offices on other platforms, Makarfi tells members

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday told supporters to seek other platform for their political ambitions.
Spokesman of the Makarfi Group Prince Dayo Adeyeye said this in a statement.

Adeyeye said the directive on members to seek public offices on other platforms became imperative owing to an alleged plot by the Sheriff leadership to frustrate those it described as genuine PDP candidates elections.

The faction advised state chapters to find alternative platforms to field candidates.
He added that the Sheriff leadership had continued to cause distractions and confusion in the chapters.

”It is also important to state at this point that Senator Sheriff and his cohorts have been creating factional chapters in different states of the federation in order to compromise our chances in the local government elections.

”In the circumstances and with no hope of the Ali Modu Sheriff problem abating before the Supreme Court judgment, we are left with no choice than to consider ways by which our members will not be disenfranchised in these elections.

”However our position is not to choose a platform for any state where true PDP candidates are denied the opportunity to stand for the elections. State chapters are allowed to take any decision they consider appropriate”, Adeyeye stated.

Adeyeye added that the faction was confident of victory at the Supreme Court.

“We have a good case and our ground of appeal is solid. We believe ultimately that justice will be served on the leadership issues in our party and we are also confident that the judiciary will continue to remain independent, unbiased and neutral”, the statement added.

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