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PDD faction insists court did not sack Sheriff

30 June 2016, 14:14

Abuja - The Ali Modu-Sheriff led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said Wednesday’s ruling by a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court did not oust its National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, from office contrary to reports in the media.

The faction in a statement issued by its National Secretary, Wale Oladipo said the judgment was based on a mere amendment of the party constitution and that it did not affect their tenure in office.

The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to reports circulating in the media that a Federal Capital Territory High Court has ousted the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff.

Also read: Court sacks Sheriff as PDP Chairman

“This is completely false and a clear misrepresentation of the ruling of the court as it never gave any ruling ousting the national chairman.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the court only heard and delivered judgment on a matter concerning certain amendments in the PDP constitution, which has nothing to do with the election of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman or even that of his predecessor, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.

“Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was duly elected as the national chairman of the PDP. He still holds office as the National Chairman and has not been removed by any court.

“We therefore urge those misleading the media and the unsuspecting public to desist from such. The media is also urged to always cross-check their facts before going to press.”

- News 24


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