Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja
Embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has dismissed the Makarfi led caretaker committee which has been constituted by the convention at Port Harcourt.
Sheriff said the constitution of the PDP does not recognize a caretaker committee leading the party. The Union learnt he is in a meeting with his lawyers and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party to resolve the pending court matters.
Special Assistant on Media to the embattled Chairman, Inuwa Bwala who addressed journalists said whilst the Chairman was not privy to the various conflicting Court injunctions on the Port Harcourt convention before traveling to Port Harcourt for the convention met a rather difficult situation while in Port Harcourt.
At Port Harcourt, Bwala said four Court cases were served on the chairman of the party and because of the conflicting nature of the various court injunction called on the various organs of the party to meet on the reality of the Court actions.
Organs like the National working committee, the Board of Trustees members of the national caucus and the governors advising them on the fact that it would be impossible not to flaunt the order of the Court if the convention went ahead.
Therefore, it was suitable to call the convention off and settle the differences that formed the various action and prepare for another convention.
After which he addressed the press calling off the convention. The chairman after that dismissed the Northeast delegates and left Port Harcourt.
Bwala said while all the NWC members had left Portharcourt, the National Vice Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus was the only national working committee member that stayed back and attended the convention claiming to be representing the chairman.
How can Secondus represent the chairman on nullity? Bwala asked.