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….Women urge party leaders to end feud in supreme court

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh, Abuja   |   06 May 2017   |   3:48 am

The Supreme Court had on Thursday fixed May 25 to hear the application of an appeal in a case between National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi.

The Women Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked all party leaders to accept any verdict the Supreme Court would deliver on the party’s leadership tussle to end the lingering feud at the apex court.

The co-convener of the forum, Aisha Aliyu made the call at a press conference in Abuja where it reviewed political developments and events in the party

The Supreme Court had on Thursday fixed May 25 to hear the application of an appeal in a case between National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff and Ahmed Makarfi.

Aliyu said the women believed that judgment of the apex court would be a deserved justice that should be accepted with a sense of commitment to the rebuilding of the party.

The women called on all party faithful to accept with a sense of commitment to the rebuilding of the party, whatever the outcome of the case would be.

The forum commended the desire of the court to speedily dispense justice on the case before next year, when it is envisaged that there would be pressure on the political arena.

It however, urged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to ensure the immediate release of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on bail conditions and others in political detention.

“We welcome the release of Nnamdi Kanu, as well as former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido and his Niger counterpart, Babangida Aliyu.“We urge the AGF to immediately ensure the release of the former NSA on bail as it is now clear after almost two years, that there are no grounds for doing otherwise.

“This is also the case for former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam,’’ it said even as it expressed concern on recent developments in the polity, which according to her, are suggesting high-handedness by certain officials of government.

The group said that the development included unnecessary aggression between the executive and the legislature, as well as uncertainty within the presidency.It also urged government to pursue dialogue and consultation in addressing issues in order to entrench democracy and uphold the rule of law.




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