By Gbenga Gbelee
Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator
Ali Modu Sheriff, has advised the publicity secretary of the Senator Ahmed
Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye
to stop parading himself as spokesman of the PDP.
In a statement released by the party’s acting publicity secretary, Benard Mikko,
Sen. Sheriff said Prince Adeyeye could not speak for the PDP or use its logo
and franchise without the authority and permission of the national leadership of
He condemned what he called desperation on the part of the Sen. Ahmed
Makarfi led faction of the PDP at a time the efforts of the Peace and
Reconciliation Committee of the party under the chairmanship of Gov. Seriake
Dickson of Bayelsa state was ongoing.
The embattled National chairman appealed to all party faithful and loyal
members of the party as well as all strategic stakeholders to remain calm and
committed to the PDP ideals.
He particularly urged all PDP members to have faith in the ongoing Peace and
Reconciliation efforts as the panacea for the much desired united and cohesive
party waiting for the mandate of Nigerians to tackle the developmental deficits
and other adverse conditions being faced in Nigeria.
Prince Adeyeye had, in a statement issued on behalf of the National Caretaker
Committee on Saturday said that the claim of Mr. Mikko as a member of PDP
National Working Committee (NWC) was illegal.
Prince Adeyeye said the claim was contrary to the judgment by the Appeal
Court on February 14 which ordered reversal to status quo.
He said no meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) or National
Executive Committee (NEC) was held to nominate, appoint or confirm anyone
on the Sen. Ali Modu Sherif leadership faction for the positions they presently
lay claim to.