‘Expect new party, if Sheriff wins at Supreme Court’

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and member of the House of Representatives, Ladi Adebutu-Kessington, has said that members of the party loyal to the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee may form a new party, if the National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, wins at the Supreme Court.

Adebutu-Kessington, who spoke with reporters in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, after a factional Southwest caucus meeting, said the anti-Sheriff elements in the PDP would wait for the determination of the appeal filed at the apex court.

The lawmaker, who represents Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Constituency, said the Makarfi-led committee has the right to convene a meetings of the faction loyal to it, despite the Court of Appeal verdict validating Sheriff’s mandate.

He said: “The appeal is still pending at the Supreme Court and we are waiting for the outcome. We that believe in the Ahmed Makarfi-led leadership have the rights to convene any meeting, despite the Appeal Court’s ruling which validated Sheriff’s faction.

“It was not stated anywhere in the judgment that we are no longer members of the PDP; we are still bonafide members. But, let me tell you, people of like minds within the party will surely come together to decide their political fate, if Sheriff wins the appeal.”

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