Contempt Of Court, PDP Threatens Ali-Modu Sheriff With Jail Term

By Ikenga Chronicles November 30, 2016

The embattled factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Ali-Modu Sheriff may be hurled behind bars at Kuje prison for deliberately parading himself as the authentic chairman of the party thereby disobeying court orders.

This came as the National Headquarters of the PDP in Abuja  was virtually under lock and key following the party’s performance in the just concluded Ondo Polls.

Spokesperson for the Makarfi group, Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement, on Tuesday night said court judgments obtained by the group had barred Sheriff from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.

He said, “The National Caretaker Committee, which has been confirmed variously by courts as the authentic body saddled with the task of providing leadership for the party, pending the hosting of an elective convention, would have ignored the ranting of these men of  dishonour, but leaving them to continue deceiving Nigerians at this time would not be in the interest of democracy.”

“First and foremost, we wish to state categorically that in consonant with the judgments of various courts, which Modu Sheriff and his team of confused travellers 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.”

“We wish to draw the attention of all Nigerians to the judgment delivered by Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court, which states clearly that Senator Modu Sheriff was never and is not the PDP national chairman.”

He maintained that as the Sheriff-led faction did not appeal the judgments, they (judgments) were binding on them.

Adeyeye added, “However, those who wish to spend the rest of their lives behind bars may continue to utter heresy against the court. We hope their children would be proud to bear the family names of convicts” he warned.

He blamed the role played by a former candidate of the party in the just concluded governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, whom he alleged scuttled the party’s campaign for the election.

Adeyeye said further, “We also know those who pushed him forward for the hatchet job. We are amused that the agents of darkness, used by the All Progressives Congress to cause confusion and frustrate our campaign for the Ondo election, can accuse the national caretaker committee of impunity.”

“However, we simply want them to define what impunity is, using their acts of betrayal as a case study. What they are doing is the worst form of impunity and avarice.’’

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