Makarfi Alleges Plan To Kill Opposition Party In Nigeria

By Concise News Correspondent

Ahmed Makarfi

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi, believes there were plans to destroy opposition in Nigeria.

He made this known following a ruling by a Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, that Ali Modu Sheriff is the party’s National Chairman.

And despite Friday’s judgment, which also quashed the existence of the party’s caretaker committee, Makarfi insisted that Sheriff cannot lay claim to the chairmanship of the PDP because there is an existing court judgment, which voided his earlier appointment as the party chairman, and which he said was never challenged by Sheriff himself.

Makarfi said: “What we have said, and what we have decided is that we will not allow opposition to be killed in this country.

”By whatever tricks and by whatever means, rightful and vibrant opposition must survive for the sake of the development of democracy in Nigeria. And we shall work tirelessly to make sure that opposition survives and democracy grows in Nigeria.

“We are not going to take the laws into our hands, even though we don’t accept the judgment. I am saying that we respect the judiciary and whatever may be its pronouncement.

”We may not agree with it, but there is a process and procedure of showing that you don’t agree with certain pronouncements of the court. But a formal decision will be taken at the meeting to be held in the next few days by our party,” he stated.


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