Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has described as null and void as well as a continuation of impunity, resolutions taken at the National Executive Committee (NEC), meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He argued that the meeting breached section 31 sub section four of the PDP constitution, adding the section provides that “the NEC shall meet at least once in every quarter at the instance of the national party chairman or at the request of two-third of its membership, who shall notify the chairman at least seven days prior to the meeting; and an emergency meeting be summoned by the national chairman having regard to all the circumstances of the agenda.”
Sheriff said this in his reaction to the decisions reached at the party’s NEC meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, where it extended the tenure of Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.
Sheriff, through his spokesperson, Mallam Inuwa Bwala, asked PDP members to ignore the resolutions.
“Even in an emergency situation, one week notice must be given to the national chairman, who has the sole responsibility to convene the NEC meeting. It is sad that, in the face of obvious disregard to court orders, which halted the convention, some individuals are bent on perpetrating impunity by taking steps to install another contraption on the PDP.”
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday reaffirmed the sack of Senator Sheriff as PDP national chairman.
The court, presided over by Justice Nwamaka Ogbonnaya, based its ruling on the ground that the judgment of Justice Valentime Ashi, which nullified Sheriff’s appointment on June 29, still subsists.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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