Appeal Court Judgement: Heading To The Supreme Court Would Ruin PDP’s Chances In 2019

By Ikenga Chronicles February 18, 2017

Appeal Court Judgement: Heading To The Supreme Court Would Ruin PDP’s Chances In 2019

A Lagos State House of Assembly lawmaker on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) representing Ojo Constituency 1, Victor Akande on Saturday said that any further litigation would ruin the party’s chances in 2019. He made this disclosure in Lagos following an Appeal Court verdict in favour of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

Recall that the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt on Friday upheld Ali Modu Sheriff, as the authentic National Chairman of the PDP. The court in the ruling, nullified the PDP National Convention held in Port Harcourt in May, 2016.

While speaking, Akande  appealed to the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the PDP to “sheath their swords’’ and rally round Ali Modu Sheriff.

“I think this judgement should put an end to all leadership crisis rocking our party.”

“We used to be one family before. This latest judgement should bring all of us together to re-position the party.”

“I wish all the aggrieved leaders would sheath their swords.”

“Makarfi’s faction should not proceed on any legal tussle again. What is needed now is unity before it will be too late for PDP.”

“The party has suffered so much through this division and in-fighting. The party is daily depleting as we have lost so many members to fracas in the party.”

“Just on Thursday, six out of eight of us in the Lagos Assembly including the Minority leader defected to APC. This development made me weep for the party.”

“Any further legal tussle will not help the party again. It will delay the chances of coming back to power in 2019,’’ Akande, Chairman, House Committee on Central Business District said.

He urged the Makarfi group to respect the agreement by both factions to accept the ruling of the Appeal Court wherever it turned.

“How I wish the Makarfi group would come and embrace peace and rally round Sheriff to move the party forward.”

“It is high time we forge ahead and forget things that set us backward,’’ he said.

Akande, who urged the party stakeholders to shun selfish interest in the interest of the party, said he did not join his colleagues who defected to APC because of his faith in the party.