Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, the ousted former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made a complete turn-around, after initially congratulating Ahmed Makarfi over his victory at the Supreme Court.
In an interview with Punch, Sheriff stated that he was in shock over the ruling, and was waiting to be briefed by his lawyers about the situation.
His new reaction was contained in a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday July 13 by Dr. cairo Ojuogboh, his erstwhile deputy; and Bernard Mikko, his faction’s former spokesperson.
The statement read: “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Though we still await the full written judgement of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgement; in the interim, we ask all members and supporters to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria.
“Meanwhile, we continue with our avowed demands that the party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials and those to contest elections for them at all levels.
“Internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.”