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Ahmed Makarfi vows to unseat APC in 2019

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The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the peace move by Ali Modu Sheriff, describing it as a “Greek gift”.

Sheriff had said after winning at the Appeal Court last week, that all members and stakeholders should unite to rebuild the party.

But after a stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Monday, Makarfi’s faction refused the offer.‎

A ommuniqué released afterwards read: “That having duly filed both an appeal to the Supreme Court and an application for injunction pending appeal in the morning of Monday the 20th February 2017, we pass a resounding and unqualified vote of confidence in the leadership of the Sen Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party and pledge our unalloyed support to it as it pilots the affairs of the party in this critical transitional period of the party’s life.

“To this end, we are not at all deceived by the supposed olive branch being offered by Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, knowing that the only thing that can come from traitors of his ilk is nothing but a poisoned chalice and a Greek gift.

“The meeting reiterates that the party’s constitution stipulates the process of democratically electing officers of the party and therefore emphatically rejects any imposition such as those being illegally paraded as officers of the party by Sen Ali Modu Sheriff.”

It also said the PDP will turn the state of the country around, after the All Progressives Congress (APC) mismanaged the economy.

“That in view of the mismanagement of our economy by the APC-led federal government, the decline in investor confidence and massive capital flight leading to the Nigerian currency being the worst performing on the African continent; the dehumanisation of Nigerians, the abridgement of fundamental human rights, persecution of political opponents, and the return to the dark days of mindless dictatorship and the reign of fear, all leading to a state of helplessness and hopelessness; the PDP reaffirms its commitment to return Nigeria in 2019

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“A PDP-led federal government will remove hunger in the land and restore confidence in the Nigerian economy”, it added.

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