-Sheriff’s Legal Quest A Misadventure – Adeyeye
Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s legal actions as misadventure following the decision of an FCT High Court Seating in Apo, Abuja, which struck-out an application by the embattled former national chairman.
Sheriff had approached the FCT High Court Apo and prayed that it set aside the judgment that nullified the process that produced him as national chairman.
In his judgment delivered on Friday, Justice Valentine Ashi of the FCT High Court struck-out the motion for lack of merit and abuse of court processes.
Recall that Justice Ashi had on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 delivered a judgment nullifying the amendment of Article 47 (6) of the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2014, upon which Senator Sheriff was appointed chairman by the 68th National Executive Committee meeting of the PDP.
While delivering the Judgment, Justice Ashi urged politicians to learn to accept defeat and not to attempt to use the court to achieve goals they failed to score in the political field.
The amendment of Article 47(6) amongst others of the PDP’s Constitution in the 2014 Special National Convention has been a source of contention and the Party had brought the matter before an FCT High Court earlier in the year.
Spokesperson of the Party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said, in response to the Court judgement, that “the party welcomed the development” just as he restated the call by the PDP, to the Inspector General of Police, to arrest and prosecute Sheriff, Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen and their co-travelers for “contempt of court”.
The Party further called on its members nationwide to remain steadfast and continue to support the National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi.