Chris Steven, Abuja
As the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) waits for the Appeal Court judgment in Port Harcourt, factional chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff on Monday said that he would not go to Supreme Court if he loses the case at the Ap Court.
This was as the administrative staff of the party, also shunned his invitation.
Briefing newsmen on his behalf, his deputy, Cairo Ojougboh insisted that the caretaker committee led by Sen. Ahmed Makarfi came through the back door and would leave through the back door.
He said: “We agreed with the stakeholders that whatever is the outcome of the Appeal Court nobody should appeal against it. For us, we will accept it and everybody should accept it. After the court judgement, all of us will sit down again and discuss. It is obvious that the Port Harcourt judgement will be the deciding factor. Anybody who will go ahead after the judgement it is up to him.”
Although the factional chairman did not disclosed where the agreement took place, he, however said that “the agreement not to appeal is as a result of consultations with organs of the party.
Prior to the national convention in port Harcourt, no member of caretaker committee was a member of the party executive. They were brought in through the back door and through the back door they will go.”
He explaining that they have unmasked the success of multi-party democracy in Nigeria, adding that before now anybody can wake up and tell the chairman of his party to go.
Sheriff said that they want to restore the principle of party supremacy, noting that for his dogged fight and his position, even the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman would have gone by now.
On why the PDP administrative staff failed to honour his invitation, the factional chairman said that they will fix another day for the meeting as majority of the staff are still on holiday.
But, while the staff ignored Sheriff invitation, 53 out of the 105 of them were holding meeting at Makarfi office.
The PDP staff, in its resolution after the meeting made some request before they would listen to Sheriff.
They said: “Sen. Sheriff should join the call for the reopening of the Secretariat and that Senator Sheriff should show concern about the PDP and speak against the numerous APC misdemeanors.”