Arrest, Prosecute Sheriff Now, Makarfi Tells IGP

Sheriff-MakarfiThe Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of the sacked national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

The caretaker committee accused Mr. Sheriff of disobeying a court ruling, by conducting a separate Edo State governorship primaries, and issuing a certificate of return to Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

The party said Mr. Iduoriyekemwen should also be arrested and charged alongside Sheriff for contempt of court.

The caretaker committee, in a statement Wednesday by its publicity secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, said Mr. Sheriff’s decision to issue a certificate of return after a court judgment on Monday, was utter disobedience and disrespect for court judgment, which the police must not treat with levity.

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“We are shocked at the attitude of the former National Chairman of our great Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who has become an authority in the Country with flagrant disobedience of the Nigerian Constitution, the Electoral Act and the PDP Constitution without being arrested or detained by security agencies. Is he above the law? If we may ask”, Mr. Adeyeye said.

The statement noted that the ruling of the federal high court, Port Harcourt, delivered by Justice Abdullah Liman on Monday, is superior to all other court rulings, ex-parte orders or interlocutory injunctions procured by Mr. Sheriff.

“You will recall that Senator Sheriff in collaboration with some APC Governors and members invaded our Party Secretariat on Monday June 13, 2016 laying claims to a non-existing Court Order; and he has started again after a competent Court issued a Judgment upholding the decision of our National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State which constituted the PDP National Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the Party for 90 days, and to conduct another Convention that will elect new officers of the Party. Following this, we are calling on the Police to do the needful by arresting Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, his co-travelers and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen for disobeying Court Judgment”.

The party declared that the PDP has kicked off its campaign for the governorship election in Edo State; and that the law as it stands, only recognizes Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the authentic and only candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming guber poll in the state.


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