The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP, has threatened to take disciplinary legal action against the Ahmed Makarfi’s national caretaker committee if it continues to speak for the party.
Acting National Publicity Secretary of Sheriff-led faction, Mr Bernard Mikko warned that a court order had declared the committee illegal.
Mikko said that the attention of the faction’s National Working Committee had been drawn to various comments on the state of affairs in the PDP.
He said that various comments were credited to “one Prince Dayo Adeyeye’’ who claimed to be speaking as the national publicity secretary (National Caretaker Committee), particularly as the reconciliation process appears to have relapsed.
He explained that the reconciliation relapsed due to Makarfi’s insistence not to disband his caretaker committee. Sheriff is inclined to step down at the next unity convention of the party
The convention is expected to usher in new executive members of the party.
“Adeyeye is hereby reminded that the terms of the MoU for reconciliation did not vitiate subsisting court orders without prejudice to pending legal matters. We will not fail to activate the legal processes and hold them in contempt for any breach of the law.”
“If they continue the impunity and act in disobedience of the law, disciplinary legal procedures. Forms 48 and 49 will be processed against them.”
Mikko however assured PDP members and stakeholders of Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff’s commitment to resolve the leadership imbroglio in accordance with the law.
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Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee has described the threat as ridiculous.
Head of PDP Publicity Division, Chinwe Nnorom, said Mikko was only acting to gain cheap favour by his threat to take legal action against the Makarfi group.
“Our attention has been drawn to a statement credited to an unknown quantity in the name of one Bernard Mikko purporting to be the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the PDP.
“We wish to clarify that the National Caretaker Committee of the Party is a creation of the National Convention. The national convention is the highest decision making body of the PDP and it is recognised by Courts of Competent Jurisdiction. We won’t therefore exchange words with self-appointed members of a non-existent National Working Committee (NWC).”
Nnorom said at least 90 per cent of members of the former NWC are all cooperating with the National Caretaker Committee led by Makarfi. She added that the threat of issuing Form 48 and 49 by “this unknown person is stupid and ridiculous.