Makarfi-led PDP wants Modu Sheriff arrested

7 Jul 2016

Makarfi-led PDP wants Modu Sheriff arrested


The leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of a factional chairman of the party, Modu Sheriff.

The party accuses Mr. Sheriff of disobeying a court ruling, by conducting a separate Edo State governorship primaries, and issuing a certificate of return to Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

The party said Mr. Iduoriyekemwen should also be arrested and charged alongside Mr. Makarfi for contempt.

The party, in a statement Wednesday, by Dayo Adeyeye, said Mr. Sheriff’s decision to issue a certificate of return after a court judgment on Monday, was utter disobedience and disrespect for court judgment and should not be treated with levity.

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“We are shocked at the attitude of the former National Chairman of our great Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who has become an authority in the Country with flagrant disobedience of the Nigerian Constitution, the Electoral Act and the PDP Constitution without being arrested or detained by security agencies. Is he above the law? If we may ask,” Mr. Adeyeye said.

The party said Justice Abdullah Liman’s Judgment on the 4th of July, 2016 is superior to all other court rulings, ex-parte orders or interlocutory injunctions procured by Mr. Sheriff.

“You will recall that Senator Sheriff in collaboration with some APC Governors and members invaded our Party Secretariat on Monday June 13, 2016 laying claims to a non-existing Court Order; and he has started again after a competent Court issued a Judgment upholding the decision of our National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State which constituted the PDP National Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the Party for 90 days, and to conduct another Convention that will elect new officers of the Party. Following this, we are calling on the Police to do the needful by arresting Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, his co-travelers and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen for disobeying Court Judgment”.

The party said the law as it stands only recognizes Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the authentic and only candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 10, 2016 Election in the State.

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News Source: PremiumTimesNigeria, 9jaTales

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