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'I am in shock over Supreme Court's ruling but I know what I want' – Sheriff

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The sacked former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has appealed to all party members to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria as he awaits a briefing by his lawyers on the court’s judgment.
Sheriff stressed his demands that ‘the opposition party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials,.
Sheriff, who had initially sent out a tweet congratulating senator Ahmed Makarfi on his victory however made a complete turn-around, after initially congratulating Ahmed Makarfi over his victory at the Supreme Court, expressing shock over the ruling, saying he was waiting to be briefed by his lawyers about the situation.
In a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday July 13 by Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, his erstwhile deputy; and Bernard Mikko, his faction’s former spokesperson, the former governor said: “We received with shock the 12th July judgment of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Though we still await the full written judgment of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgment; 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.” The statement concluded.

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