The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday insisted that self-acclaimed National Chairman of the party, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff is not the leader of the party, stressing that Sheriff risk jail terms if he continues to lay claim to his former position.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the Makarfi’s faction warned Sheriff against posing as the party chairman.
The statement reads, “We wish to state categorically that in consonance with Judgment of various Courts, which Ali Modu-Sheriff and his team of confused travelers have not bothered to appeal, the former Borno State Governor is not the Chairman of our Party, the PDP.
“His consistent claim to the Office is a continuation of their plans to sustain mayhem in our Party, but nature and fair justice have taken care of his desperation.”
“The Courts have spoken, and their pronouncements are binding. However, those who wish to spend the rest of their lives behind prison bars may continue to utter heresy against the Court.
“We hope their children would be proud to bear the family names of convicts.”
Recall that the party has been ravaged with leadership crises since the Makarfi’s faction was inaugurated earlier in the year.
Just last week, Sheriff had insisted that he remains the national leader of the party.