PDP faction fight their chairman Sheriff... No court can stop Us

Politicians should know that any attempt to resort to self-help in democracy is invitation to anarchy...

The faction of the PDP led by Armed Makarfi declared yesterday that nothing will stop it from going ahead with its national convention billed for next month in Port Harcourt, despite Thursday’s ruling of a Federal High Court, Abuja, restraining the party from going ahead with the meeting.

“We are yet to see any judgment suspending the national convention. Whichever way it is, if we decide to appeal and we are given accelerated hearing, nothing will stop the convention,”
Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Walid Jibrin, said in Kaduna.

Dr. Jibrin said efforts by those he branded as internal and external forces to destroy PDP will fail. He said the PDP was already taking necessary steps to resolve the stalemate and restore the party’s lost glory through genuine reconciliation and mediation.

His words: “It is bound to happen; challenges from both internal and external forces are bound to happen. We are engaging in genuine reconciliation and mediation that will make us come out stronger to win Edo, Ondo governorship polls, the re-run in Rivers State and capture power in 2019.

“We will get the judgment copy and study it and thereafter take necessary actions. But whoever is out to destroy our efforts, particularly the Edo primaries, God will not forgive such person because we have all the INEC documents authenticating the Edo primaries.”

He also appealed to supporters of the party who may be frustrated by the unfolding events to remain calm and shun personal attacks on individuals.

He said: "We have observed the interest purported to be shown by some people who are committed to killing the PDP. We will X-ray the situation because we are the opposition party dealing with issues that will help Nigeria rather than abusing individuals.

“The BoT is up to the task to resolve the problems after due consultation. God will not allow anybody to be used to destroy the party.”

Justice Okon Abang of the FHC, Abuja, had on Thursday affirmed Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the party’s authentic national chairman. PDP has only one chairman and he's Sheriff.