Sheriff Out to Frustrate PDP’s Chances in Edo, Ondo, Says Adeyeye


Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said it was now evident to all discerning minds in the country that its former acting National Chairman is on a designed mission to kill and destroy the party.

PDP said Sheriff and his group have been shopping and approaching law courts with dubious information for interlocutory orders to keep them afloat until it frustrates its gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo states as designed by their sponsors.

The party said intelligence available to it shows that Senator Sheriff, in league with some agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) having nothing to lose and everything to gain if it helps destroy the PDP, has continued to enjoy the support of non-PDP members to carry out their nefarious acts.

Interim Spokesman of PDP, Prince Dayo Adeyeye said in a statement issued at the weekend that members of the party across the country are already aware of the evil desires of the former Borno state Governor and have chosen to ignore him.

“Legitimacy in politics is not given through a procured interlocutory injunction but through the mandate of the people and Sheriff and his cohorts will soon realise this. We are aware that Sheriff sponsors have urged him to sustain his illicit role for a while and create a semblance of a faction in the party to give way for some elected PDP members to take the advantage to decamp but unknown to them members of our party are aware of their game and have vowed to resist them.”

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led leadership of the PDP urged the judiciary to be wary of dubious information and always block anything that would diminish their enviable role as the pillar in the sustenance of democracy in the country.

“Finally, PDP assures its members that the caretaker committee under Senator Ahmed Markafi remains committed to discharging the assignment given to them by members and have refused to be distracted even as it warns members to beware of Greek gifts being offered by agents whose mission is nothing but to kill this great party”, Adeyeye added.