Respect PDP constitution, lawmaker tells Sheriff
Lawmaker representing Demsa Constituency on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Lusambani Dili, has asked the embattled former acting chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Modu Sheriff to abide by the party’s constitution and drop his case against the party.
The lawmaker told journalists yesterday in Yola that it was the desire of some of the party members for Sheriff to remain in office, but the leaders of the party and the majority members of PDP preferred Markafi, and therefore, Sheriff should obey the party’s decision.
He said that since the nomination of Markafi did not emanate from the Port-Harcourt convention, but by the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), the recent judgment by the court that give Sheriff victory cannot have any negative effect on the Markafi led committee.
Dili stated that the crisis in PDP is a confirmation that the party still remained the leading party in the country despite the fact that another party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is in power.
The lawmaker urged Sheriff to join hands with Markafi’s committee to move the party forward and enable PDP to reclaim its mandate come 2019 since he cannot run the party without members.
On the Adamawa crisis in the party, he said that if the two warring factions failed to resolve the crisis amicably, the national secretariat of the party might decide to set up a caretaker committee.
“The national secretariat has directed the Chief Joel Madaki faction and the Mr. Bobboi faction to come together and submit the name of one person as chairman, but if the two groups cannot agree as right now as I’m seeing, the leaders of the PDP must take another action to save the party from complete disintegration,” he said.