PDP: Markarfi heading illegal committee, says Sheriff
The fragile peace achieved by the Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party may be under threat as the National Chairman of the party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff on Sunday in Abuja, declared the Ahmed Makarfi sacked national caretaker committee, illegal.
The former governor of Borno State also warned that the Makarfi’s group should not be referred to as a faction of the party anymore.
Sheriff, who warned and threatened legal action against those referring to Makarfi-led committee as a faction of the party, gave seven days ultimatum to the party administrative staff to return the party’s property still in their possession or face police action.
Declaring the Makarfi group as illegal, Sheriff, in a statement by his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said that by the pronouncement of the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, such a group was dead.
He said that the Makarfi group should know that its appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal pending at the Supreme Court was not a stay of execution of the judgment.
He equally warned Makarfi and his group to stop interfering in the affairs of the party, adding that the job vacancies Sheriff declared was to fill positions, as the old staff decided to abandon their work even when he appealed to them to resume work.
He said, “Makarfi should behave himself, he should not interfere in our business, because we are not interested in his private business.
“Any further careless statement from him will force us to reconsider our earlier peace agreement. We have already employed staff who are running the bureaucracy efficiently.
“If Makarfi so desire, he should keep the old staff, just as he is doing now. We have had enough and enough is enough of this.”