June 15, 2016

I don’t support Sheriff as PDP chairman – Ahmed Makarfi

I don't support Sheriff as PDP chairman - Ahmed Makarfi

Chairman of PDP caretaker committee Ahmed Makarfi has talked hard on the incident of the embattled national chairman of the party Ali Modu-Sheriff taking over the party secretariat in Abuja on Monday. The former Kaduna State governor also rubbished reports that he has accepted the former Borno governor as PDP chairman.

Said Makarfi:

“That’s very fraudulent. I saw him, (Senator Sheriff) at the convention of course, but I haven’t sat privately with Modu Sheriff in the last 3 months, or anybody representing him not to talk of me making such a statement. I haven’t granted any press statement. If that is the case, how can it be that the only statement I would make is to apologies to him and express support for him?

“There is no basis for that, absolutely no basis for that. This is what we are trying to get rid from PDP and all the so called court orders, judgment being bandied about aren’t really true. We know what the courts have said, the court never stopped any convention, of course it said do not elect and we didn’t elect and the order which was said to be vacated and that’s the Port Harcourt court order hasn’t been vacated and the IGP and INEC till today said it is an existing order. So, I really don’t know why they are spreading falsehood.

“All said and done, I still believe that the path towards resolving political problem is dialogue, accommodation and I am open to that.

“But as I am open to dialogue, accommodation so that we become one strong united family once again but it is very, very unfair to make a fraudulent statement that there is a document purported to have been issued by me. That never, ever happened and I never even dreamt about it not to talk of issuing it.”

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