Fayose, Kessington, others may form new party
There are indications that members of the Peoples Democratic Party loyal to Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee may float a new party if Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction won at the Supreme Court.
A member of the House of Representatives representing Ikenne/Shagamu/Remo North of Ogun State, Mr. Ladi Adebutu Kessington, gave the indication while commenting on the meeting of the Southwest caucus of the PDP held in Ado Ekiti on Monday.
This reinforced the position of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, who had at the meeting said there were people in the PDP that he could not be in the same party with.
Adebutu said the party was expecting the outcome of its case at the Supreme Court to be able to determine its next line of action.
He said, “The appeal is still pending at the Supreme Court and we are waiting for the outcome. We that believe in Ahmed Makarfi have the rights to convene any meeting despite the Appeal Court’s ruling which validated Sheriff’s faction.
“Because in the judgement, there was nowhere where it was stated that any of us here was pronounced as PDP non-member. We are still bonafide members.
“But let me tell you, people of like minds within the party will surely come together to decide their political fates if Sheriff wins the appeal”, he pointed out.”