Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has described the handover of leadership of the party to the chairman of the Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Markarfi, as “null and void.
Also, the party prayed for President Buhari’s health, maintaining that although PDP is in the opposition, the party does not wish the president any harm.
In a surprise move, the PDP former National Working Committee, NWC, led by the former deputy national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and the Board of Trustees, yesterday formally handed over the leadership of the party to the Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee in line with the resolution of the May 21 national convention.
Reacting to the takeover of the leadership of the party by Makarfi, however, Senator Modu Sheriff said in a statement signed by his special assistant on Media, Inuwa Bwala, that Prince Secondus did not have his mandate to hand over the leadership of the party to the Caretaker Committee since the matter was still pending in court.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to the activities at the national secretariat of the PDP to the effect that some individuals masquerading as leaders have handed over to Ahmed Mohammed Makarki under a contraption called caretaker committee.
“We state as a matter of fact that going by proceedings still pending in the courts to the effect that Senator Ali Sheriff remains the national chairman, whatever transpired was null, void and of no effect whatsoever.
“Sheriff has not mandated anybody nor was his authority obtained by Uche Secondus, who has been parading himself as acting on behalf of the national chairman.
“While we await the verdicts of the courts, we wish to state that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is and remains the national chairman of the party until otherwise declared by the courts.
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot