Sheriff: decisions taken by Makarfi, others illegal

Nactional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday rejected the decisions taken by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee at its meeting in Port Harcourt.

According to him, the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting purportedly convened by the Makarfi group was null and void.

In a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Inuwa Bwala, Sheriff said, “The said meeting breached Section 31(4) of the PDP constitution. The Section provides that it’s only the National Chairman who can convene a NEC meeting after giving two weeks notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“Even in an emergency situation, one week notice must be given to the National Chairman who has the sole responsibility to convene the NEC. It is sad that in the face of obvious disregard to court orders which halted the convention, some individuals are bent on perpetrating impunity by taking steps to install another contraption on the PDP”.

Sheriff insisted that the rule of law and constitutionality must prevail in all circumstances, saying the decisions taken by the party in Port Harcourt would not be binding on members and cannot stand in law.



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