– A group within the PDP have accused Ali Modu Sheriff of conspiring with the All Progressive Congress, the Federal Government to scuttle and frustrate the efforts of the judiciary in resolving the leadership crises within the party.
– PDPYF said Sheriff faction has been employing gimmicks in a bid to frustrate the efforts of the Appellate Justices and the party since the commencement of hearing of the appeal filed by the party’s governorship candidate in Ondo state gubernatorial election
– Comrade Okai concluded by lashing at both the federal government and the ruling APC
Jimoh-Ibrahim and Ali-Modu-Sheriff
The factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has been accused of conspiring with the All Progressive Congress, the Federal Government and some selected media organization( Not Naij.com) to scuttle and frustrate the efforts of the judiciary in resolving the leadership crises within the Peoples Democratic Party.
This position was made by Comrade Austin Okai on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontiers (PDPYF) in a statement addressed to reporters on Friday in Abuja.
Comrade Okai, who is the national coordinator of the PDP Youth Group, posited that the Sheriff faction has been employing gimmicks in a bid to frustrate the efforts of the Appellate Justices and the party since the commencement of hearing of the appeal filed by the party’s governorship candidate in Ondo state gubernatorial election, Barrister Eyitayo Jegede SAN, and the party’s National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi against the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
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“You will appreciate that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and his people have been frustrating the efforts of the members of the court of Appeal panel since the very day the appeal hearing commenced,” he said.
“First, they blackmailed the first panel with false and baseless accusation which made them to recuse themselves to save their honor.”
“After a new panel was constituted by the President of the Court of Appeal, they employed the same tactics on this new panel hearing the appeal but sensing that this panel were not giving to their blackmail, they, in connivance with APC went to Supreme Court to file frivolous appeal in order to truncate the sitting of the Appeal panel that vowed to expedite justice. When it became clear to them that this new panel was determined to give justice, they filed a baseless case before the Supreme Court including the learned Appeal court justices as respondents. They got what they wished for when the panel announced suspension of the delivering judgement indefinitely pending the outcome of the case at the Supreme Court”.
“It is interesting for the world to know that Sheriff and his friends in APC have started working round the clock to scuttle the sitting of the Supreme Court that is scheduled to commence on Tuesday next week”.
“Already, online media outfit that is known for propaganda, Sahara Reporters (that raised false alarm against the Appellate Justices), has been recruited to launch media attacks on the personalities of the learned justices of the Supreme court”.
“We are also aware of the open boasts of the Sheriff camp saying that they will deploy every weapon in their arsenal including the federal might to scuttle and frustrate the Apex justices from expedite justice delivery, and thereby continue to distract the party from playing her patriotic opposition role, and also frustrate the efforts of the good people of Ondo state to freely elect Mr Jegede SAN, the party’s governorship candidate in November 26 election”.
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“While we express absolute trust in the judiciary, we wish to warn Sheriff and his collaborators to desist from their evil acts that is already heating up the fragile polity and is threatening law and order”.
Comrade Okai concluded by lashing at both the federal government and the ruling APC.
“Nigeria is facing myriads of challenges, poverty is sweeping everywhere, recession is blowing everywhere, yet the federal government still feel that their problem is PDP. As for APC, they should first remove the wool in their eyes. They should fix the disagreement of their various factions. PDP is interested in PDP and Nigeria project. We shall overcome this in a couple of days and prepare for the government that our party shall form in 2019,” he concluded