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• Fayose, Fani-Kayode pledge allegiance to Makarfi

The factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff has said that the appeal court’s ruling in his favour is a victory for the party.

He said this yesterday when he visited the uphill mansion of former military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida in company with former governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu in Minna.

Babangida had earlier commended Sheriff for the way he handled his victory at the appeal court saying: “I am very happy with your statement after the court ruling, it shows that there is room for reconciliation and unity. There is the need to bring everybody back together to make the party a formidable opposition party.”

Speaking to journalists on the purpose of his visit after two hours of meeting behind closed doors, he said “IBB is our father, during our meeting he said he is happy with my statement after the court ruling. He told me to continue that way so that I can bring everybody back together to make the party a formidable opposition party.”

When asked if he had gotten across to Ahmed Makarfi, he said: “I have even called Makarfi himself. And I have called on everybody to come back so that we can work together.”

Also, former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu said: “Now that we have a legal decision, which supports the position of the matter, even though other people are talking about going higher, to the Supreme Court, others are saying ‘No, we should start finding the solution-that we shouldn’t waste time on legality or illegality.”

Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose and former minister of aviation Femi Fani-Kayode yesterday said they remained committed members of the PDP faction loyal to Makarfi.

Fayose said on a live programme tagged, ‘Meet Your Governor’ aired on the state owned Ekiti Television and Radio stations on Saturday: “We are not going anywhere. The matter has been appealed. In elections three things are important: party, candidate and people. We have the people. The power of the people is greater than the machinations of the people working against us.”

Fani-Kayode said those that say that they will work with Sheriff are misguided and naive. Anyone that calls for members of the PDP to rally behind him and recognise him as our national chairman is a simpleton and a fool.

According to the former presidential aide, “I say this because the man is evil: he is an agent of destruction and no good can come out of him. I was the first to see him for what he was and I said so publicly.”



6 Comments
  • Stanley

    Is rallying behind Sheriff and supporting him to do the right things for PDP not better than this battles that is tearing the party further apart? Sheriff was the first person that had the courage to identify himself with the party after their disgraceful defeat in 2015. Then other summon courage to come out from their hiding places. PDP members must put their individual interest aside and work for the party’s interest. God has appointed Sheriff to lead. Only humility is needed now.

    • Marcus Ijele

      I hope you are not referring to the God of Heaven, the creator of the whole universe as this blasphemy can result to the ground opening and swallow you and Sheriff. People should know when to refer to God and not when a man steals, an infidel will come out and say ”God told the man to steal”. Are you in the Committee with God,does He consult you and speaks to you concerning what He does or intends to do? What evidence do you have to show that God appointed Sheriff to lead? Is God author of confusion? You need forgiveness and I pray He gives it to you.

      • Stanley

        It is not for man to even direct his foot steps. That is what the Bible says. Sheriff became PDP Chairman when the position was abandoned by someone who was duly elected. It is for a purpose that God allowed him. Pray that God show you the wisdom behind it no matter how evil you see it now. God has no place for the righteous on earth because we are all sinners and evil. There is one thing we all do that is not helping us. That is finger pointing. PDP must bury their hatchet and work together.

  • Marcus Ijele

    Evil trinity. Satan, False prophet and Anti Christ in a meeting for further evil works.

  • Jyde

    Sheriff has nothing good for PDP, he is a mole been used by APC to disorganize PDP. Do not believe whatever he says. He is not sincere.

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