‘Sheriff is our friend, but he’s on his own’ – PDP Chieftains

Nine members of the recently sacked National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have distanced themselves from the law suit instituted by the former National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, against the PDP’s National Caretaker Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi.

According to a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, Sheriff was acting on his own as he didn’t seek their approval before filing the suit, noting that they respect the decision of the party’s national convention.

Secondus, who stated this during a telephone chat with The Punch, stated that: “Eight of us had two days ago, pledged our loyalty to Makarfi and we haven’t changed our stand on that.

“As a matter of fact, the former NOS, Mustapha, has joined us. Thus, nine of us are behind him. We didn’t ask Sheriff, who is a friend to us, to file any suit on our behalf.

“We didn’t meet to resolve to go to court or ask anyone to act on our behalf. We are going to write the court to say this. We are not a party of the case.

“Sheriff is our friend, we are happy to say that. But we must protect the interest of the pay and millions of its members.

“This is not the time to allow personal ambition to destroy the collective interest and ambition of millions, who look up to the patty for salvation.”

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