At this stage in the life of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the only way it can survive is for its members to respect the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal and affirm Ali Modu Sheriff as its national chairman.
Senator Ben Bruce representing a district in Bayelsa state made this known in reaction to the current travails being suffered by the party under which he won election in 2015.
Premium Times reports that the senator made his position on the ruling of the appeal court known to it in a one-paragraph statement.
“I am supporting Ali Modu Sheriff because it is the only way to preserve the party. We will work with Ali Modu Sheriff and go to a convention.
“Right now, PDP is on a course towards destruction and abiding by the judgement of the court is the only thing that can save us.
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“I therefore call an end to the fighting. And I am supporting Ali Modu Sheriff because it is the only way to preserve the party. Right now, what Nigeria has is a one-party state – there is no opposition. Enough is enough. The is the time for PDP to unite, we are a formidable force!
“The current bickering is childish and irrelevant. I am not in support of anymore litigation,” Ben Bruce said.
Sheriff was declared the chairman of the party during a ruling of the appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state recently, but the faction of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has vowed to head to the Supreme Court.
Former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, also said it was time to leave the party just as some of the members accuse the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as being behind the ruling of the appeal court.