The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has vowed to mete out disciplinary measures against a former Acting Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the deposed governorship candidate of the party in Ondo State, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim.
The party, which described recent pronouncements of the Supreme and Appeal Courts as the end of the road for both Sheriff and Ibrahim, said they would be made to face disciplinary action for their role in the protracted legal quagmire that almost robbed the PDP of the opportunity to contest the Ondo State governorship election.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the caretaker committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, the intention of Sheriff and Ibrahim was to destroy the party.
He said: “It is the end of the road for Sheriff, Ibrahim and their cohorts. Disciplinary action will be taken against them because they were out to destroy the PDP through their actions.
“We don’t see how we can regard them as members of the PDP anymore. Even after the Appeal Court had given judgment in favour of the party’s candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, they still made desperate moves to prevent court officials from serving the court papers on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“More confounding is that they were still boasting about their actions because they have someone like Justice Okon Abang who has always been there for them”.
Adeyeye also berated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for refusing to shift the Ondo State governorship election despite being partly responsible for the nomination crisis that rocked the party.
“It seems like there is a cabal dictating to the INEC because some of the actions taken by the electoral umpire concerning our candidate were legally and morally wrong”, Adeyeye said, insisting that despite the seeming obstacles on its way, the party would win the election holding today.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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