S’Court ruling: I am still in shock, says sacked PDP Chair, Modu Sheriff

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S’Court ruling: I am still in shock, says sacked PDP Chair, Modu Sheriff

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, who was  removed yesterday as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that he is still in shock over the judgment of the Supreme Court which confirmed Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic leader of the party.

In  his reaction which was contained in a statement signed by his the former Spokesperson for his faction, Mr. Bernard Mikko, in Abuja on Thursday Sheriff  said he was still waiting for his lawyers to brief him on the details of the judgment..

Mikko, who signed the statement said Nigerians should continue to pray for the country.

The three-paragraph statement said, “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples  Democratic Party.

“Though we still await the full written judgement of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgement. In the interim, we ask all members and supporters to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria.

“Meanwhile, we continue with our avowed demands that the party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials and those to contest elections for them at all levels. Internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.”

Sheriff was removed by a five-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court and installed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee as the authentic leader of the former ruling party.

His sacking ended the 18-month leadership crisis in the party.

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