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Monday, 27 February 2017

Quit office or risk jail term -- Sheriff warns Makarfi

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The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has warned the National‎ Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi to quit office or risk jail term.
National legal adviser and member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), Barrister Bashir Maidugu, had spoken on Sheriff’s behalf, disclosing that contempt charge would be filed against Makarfi if he continued to parade himself or sign any document on behalf of the party.

He warned the former Kaduna State governor to be mindful of the law, saying, "the court had decided on who is legal and who is illegal between the two political gladiators.

"He should obey the judgement of the Appeal Court in Port Harcourt and stop parading himself as chairman of the illegal caretaker committee," he said.

‎"Henceforth, Makarfi should not sign any document relating to PDP because if he does, we will charge him for contempt and that will lead to prosecution," according to TVC N.

‎Barrister Maidugu explained that Sheriff followed due process in re-opening the‎ PDP national secretariat which was shut by the Police since May, 2016.

‎"Criminal act is an act against the law but Sheriff is acting according to the law. I am surprised that Adeyeye issued such a statement," he said.


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