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PDP state chairmen pledge support for Markafi

02 August 2016, 16:29

Abuja - State chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thrown their support behind embattled Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee ahead of the party’s national convention in August.

The chairmen, in a statement released on Monday, August 1 and posted on the party’s official website, said they are in total support of Makarfi’s leadership which terminates when a new national chairman emerges.

They also disowned the “purported declaration of loyalty and support to the former National Chairman of our great Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff by the Borno State PDP Chapter Chairman, Hon. Shehu Shettima.

The statement, which was signed by Hon. Yahaya Suleiman, PDP Chairman FCT and Chairman of PDP state chairmen, pledged loyalty to Makarfi and the PDP. 

Also read: PDP stakeholders back Makarfi

“I wish to state on behalf of the State Chapter Chairmen of the PDP in 29 States of the Federation, that our unflinching and unalloyed loyalty and maximum support remains with the Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi’s National Caretaker Committee. 

 “Our loyalty is first and foremost to the Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and to the National Caretaker Committee which is a product of the Party’s highest decision making Organ, the National Convention that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and also affirmed by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the 4th of July, 2016. 

“My position which represents that of 29 out of 30 chairmen of our Party in the state where congresses held during the last State Congresses is that, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must first of all survive before we can remain Chairmen in our respective States. 

So, our loyalty is first to the PDP and then to the National Caretaker Committee which is approved, constituted and appointed by the PDP’s National Convention; and upheld by a Court of competent Jurisdiction.”

- News 24


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