Sheriff Says Supreme Court Ruling Shocking

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Ali Modu Sheriff has made his first reaction to the Supreme Court judgement that removed him from office on Wednesday. Sheriff’s statement signed by Bernard Mikko, his appointed former spokesman of his faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, said “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples  Democratic Party.

“Though we still await the full written judgement of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgement. In the interim, we ask all members and supporters to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria.

“Meanwhile, we continue with our avowed demands that the party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials and those to contest elections for them at all levels. Internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.”

The apex court declared Ahmed Makarfi, who heads the National Caretaker Committee of the party, the authentic national chairman of the party

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