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Friday, 14 July 2017


ABUJA – The last may not have been heard of Wednesday Supreme Court ruling which recognized the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The judgment which sacked the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was hailed as victory for democracy by prominent members of the party including the Immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Few hours after the apex court ruling, reports in the traditional media and social media platforms had indicated that Senator Sheriff had on his Twitter Handle congratulated Makarfi, pledging to work with him in the interest of the party.

However, the former Borno State Governor has dissociated himself from the report even as described the said congratulatory message as fake.

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Honourable Bernard Mikko, Sheriff said he owned no twitter account and therefore couldn’t have used the platform to congratulate anybody.

“Our attention has been drawn to a fake congratulatory message credited to an imaginary Twitter Handle of Senator (Dr.) Ali Modu Sheriff, the immediate past PDP National Chairman.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff do not have or own a Twitter account and could not have tweeted any message. We therefore view the said message as fake and mischievous and should be discountenanced as that of evil doers.

“We further warn all mischief makers to desist from trying to exploit the huge political capital of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff for selfish gains,” the statement reads.

It would be recalled that few hours after the historic ruling, the Sheriff-led faction of the party met in Abuja apparently to discuss the way forward but failed to come up with a resolution. The meeting according to reports, continued yesterday and there is chance a statement would be issued today.

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