By Gbenga Gbelee
As the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) awaits the verdict of the Apex court to clear the air on its National leadership tussle, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and chieftain loyal to Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction; Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has revealed the group’s plan to dump the party should Senator Ali Modu Sheriff be affirmed as the party’s chairman by the Supreme Court.
The former deputy speaker made this known while addressing party stakeholders during his visit to Obiri Ehinkirinki Hall, Okpala in Ngor Okpala Local Council Area of Imo State.
He said, “Let me tell you in clear terms that if Ali Modu Sheriff wins the legal battle at the Supreme Court, there is a ready political platform waiting for us.
We will decamp en masse to the party and abandon the PDP for Sheriff.” Hon. Ihedioha accused Sen Ali Modu Sheriff of being sent into the PDP
with a destructive agenda and warned that his group under the leadership of Sen Ahmed Makarfi will not allow him to actualise it in PDP.
He emphasised the desire of the Makarfi led faction of the PDP to return
power to the masses, in line with the PDP slogan of power belonging to the people.
Giving reasons for his visit to the area, Hon. Ihedioha said his visit was for reconciliation. He said he has forgiven all those who offended him just as he appealed to those who got offended by his actions and inactions to forgive and forget.
Following a Port Harcourt Court of Appeal judgment that authenticated Sen. Sheriff as the national chairman of PDP, the faction led by Sen Makarfi took the case to the Supreme Court.
While the verdict of the Apex court is being awaited, it is believed that the final verdict will determine what would become of the party.
Fillers from the Sen. Makarfi led faction reveals that there may no longer be a PDP as known currently should the Supreme Court affirm Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff as the party’s national chairman.