Supreme Court judgement shocks Sheriff

Supreme Court judgement shocks Sheriff
July 14 09:19 2017

The Sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff, has expressed shock over the judgment of the Supreme Court, which removed him from office on Wednesday.

Sheriff said he was still waiting for his lawyers to brief him on the details of the judgment.

According to his erstwhile deputy, Carol Ojuogboh, and the former spokesperson for his faction, Bernard Mikko, the faction will know its next line of action after receiving full briefing from the lawyers.

Mikko, who signed the statement, said Nigerians should continue to pray for the country.

“We received with shock the 12th July judgment of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“We still await the written judgment of the highest court from our lawyers, who will fully brief us on the details of the judgment. 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 institutionalised in the party,” the statement read in part.

Sheriff was removed by a five-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court, which also recognised the Makarfi-led national caretaker committee as the authentic leadership of the former ruling party.