Supreme Court Ruling: Umahi congratulates Makarfi, preaches reconciliation
The National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, South East Zone, Chief Austin Umahi also congratulated Senator Ahmed Makarfi over the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed him as the authentic National Chairman of the party.
In a statement in Abakaliki, Umahi described Makarfi’s victory as remarkable but appealed to all members and supporters of the party in the South East zone to embrace the victory with maturity and in the spirit of true reconciliation.
Umahi also commended the National Working Committee of the party for their doggedness and belief in the country’s judiciary as the last hope of the common man and called on Sheriff and other members of the party to unite with the Makarfi led leadership to regain the country and save it from imminent collapse.
He noted that the victory was a second chance given for the party to consolidate and put its house in order for the task of recovering its lost glory and further urged other zonal leaders and stakeholders of the party to reconcile with any aggrieved members of the party.
He said “today is remarkable in the history of democracy in Nigeria. The Supreme Court judgment affirmed Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the authentic National chairman of PDP. This victory is dedicated to the Almighty God”.
“I passionately appeal to all PDP members and supporters in South East to embrace this victory with maturity and in the spirit of true reconciliation; forgive and forget whatever we individually or collectively did wrong. God has decided to give us as a party a second chance and we cannot afford to jeopardize it as that will attract unpleasant consequences”.
The National Vice Chairman promised to embark on serious membership drives for the party that would be rooted on true reconciliation for the purpose of rebuilding and rebranding the party in the South East.