The Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the Appeal Court ruling which favoured the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction as the authentic leader of the party.
In a statement by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye the faction described the ruling as a “disgrace to Nigerian democracy,” saying it will immediately appeal the judgement at the Supreme Court.
“We are disappointed with the Appeal Court Judgement,” Adeyeye said.
“The lead judgement is very wrong. The issues were not considered. It is a disgrace not only to PDP but to Nigerian Democracy as a whole. It is a miscarriage of justice.
“Two out of the 3 man Justices of the Appeal Court gave a scanty judgment in favour of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff while one for Makarfi. The one that spoke in favour of Makarfi considered all the issues. She was thorough. In fact, it took the Justice three times the total time it took the other two Justices to deliver their judgement.
“The Judgment has finally shown that the ruling Party, the APC is out to create a one party state in the country.
“Certainly, we are proceeding immediately to the Supreme Court to file an appeal against the ruling of today’s appeal court judgment.”