The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faction led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said governors elected on the party’s platform are not thieves.
Makarfi was reacting to a statement credited to Cairo Ojougboh, the former national vice-chairman wherein he declared that the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff renegade group “statement credited to Cairo Ojougboh, the former national vice-chairman wherein he declared that the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff renegade group “will not accept stolen monies from Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and Chief Nyesom Wike of Rivers State”.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, April 10, by publicity secretary of the National Caretaker Committee, Mr Dayo Adeyeye, the party condemned the statement, insisting that all PDP governors “are men of integrity”.
The party also called on members not to attend any meeting called by the national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
The statement read: “For the umpteenth time, we want to re-iterate that Mr. Ojugboh, the former National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no locus to speak in the capacity of Deputy National Chairman of the PDP. He is an interloper and an impostor; and as such, any action or statement made by Cairo Ojugboh and other self-appointed members of the Sheriff renegade group is illegal, null and void and should be disregarded by all loyal supporters and members of the PDP.
“Let these irritants take note that Governors Fayose and Wike and indeed all Governors elected on the Platform of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are men of integrity. Our Governors are responsible and trusted Party men that are working tirelessly in their various states to deliver the needed dividends of democracy. The people of Rivers State and Ekiti State can testify to the wonderful achievements of our Governors in their states and other states governed by the PDP.”
The Makarfi faction asked Sheriff to stop parading himself as chairman of the party while alos urging all security agencies and other agencies of government to stop according him or members of his team any support or assistance.
“The National Caretaker Committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has appealed the Judgment of the February 17, 2017 at the Supreme Court and in the eyes of the law, until the Appeal is set aside by the Supreme Court, the National Caretaker Committee remains in charge of the affairs of the PDP. So, Senator Sheriff and his co travelers have no power to call for any meeting of party members or supervise the affairs of the PDP forthwith.
“Senator Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee remains the only authentic National Exco of the PDP in line with the Decision of the May 21st and August 17, 2016 National Conventions of our great party,” Adeyeye added.