- Following a call by Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha advising Markafi and his supporters to obey the Appeal Court ruling, Makarfi has fired back at the governor.
- Markafi, in a statement released by his spokesperson said Okorocha is known for his uncouth and unnecessary input in every case.
The Ahmed Makarfi-led group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attacked at Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for saying Markafi and his supporters should not to be anarchists by going against a valid judgement which empowered Sheriff as the indisputable National chairman of the PDP.
Makarfi's spokesman Prince Dayo Adeyeye said Okorocha’s statement is neither needed nor welcome by the PDP group, Daily Post report.
Adeyeye said: "Okorocha is not known to be a person who exercises caution or restraint before making unguarded statements. His constant vituperation on matters small or big, is indicative of an over-excited mind desperately in need of a large dose of tranquilizer.
“It is curious that while he would want the PDP to accept the verdict of the Court of Appeal and not exercise its right of appeal to the Supreme Court, he was nowhere to be found when Sheriff refused to accept the judgment of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, but instead proceeded to the Court of Appeal.
“In any case, what is Okorocha’s special interest in PDP matter? Need Nigerians any further conviction that the APC is the unseen hand stoking the fire of crisis in the PDP and Sheriff and his cohorts mere puppets in their hands?
“The desperate attempt by APC to exonerate itself only further exposed its duplicity. The Police excuse for preventing a peaceful assembly of distinguished PDP members on alleged but unproven security threat is an insult to the intelligence of Nigerians.
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“It is the duty of the Police to provide security if they suspect any breach of peace. It is a gross abnegation of its responsibilities to prevent people from exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right of peaceful assembly. No one is in doubt today that the Police has submitted itself to total control and direction by the APC.”
Meanwhile, the factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu-Sheriff has promised he will leave his position as the party's leader after its convention.
Sheriff who spoke at a meeting with some members of the party from the South-West in Abuja on Wednesday, February 22, said he will not remain as PDP national chairman forever.