Sheriff expresses shock over Supreme Court verdict, says waiting for lawyers briefing

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Sacked National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he is still in shock over the judgment of the Supreme Court which removed him from office on Wednesday.

Sheriff said he was still waiting for his lawyers to brief him on the details of the judgment.

In a three-paragraph statement by his erstwhile deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh and signed former Spokesperson for his faction, Bernard Mikko, in Abuja on Thursday, Sheriff said “We received with shock the 12th July judgement of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.

“Though we still await the full written judgement of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgement. In the interim, we ask all members and supporters to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria.

“Meanwhile, we continue with our avowed demands that the party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials and those to contest elections for them at all levels. Internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.”

Sheriff was removed by a five-man panel of justices of the Supreme Court and installed the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee as the authentic leader of the former ruling party.

His sacking ended the eighteen month leadership tussle that followed its ouster at the centre by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in 2015.

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