SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, (THEWILL) – The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will this Sunday hold a stakeholders meeting in Owerri, the Imo capital, to be attended by all former governors as well as serving and former lawmakers at the national and state levels.
This was announced by a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, who said “there is a ready political platform waiting for us. We will decamp en masse to the party and abandon PDP for Sheriff” if the latter wins the appeal filed by the Makarfi faction at the apex court.
The strong ally of Makarfi stated this on Thursday while addressing party stakeholders at Obiri Ehinkirinki Hall, Okpala in Ngor Okpala local council area of Imo State.
He told the party loyalists that “Sheriff was brought into PDP to destroy the party,” adding that “Sheriff has a hidden agenda and we will not allow him to actualize it in PDP”.
Ihedioha further pointed out that “It is our desire to return power to the masses, in line with the PDP slogan of power belongs to the people”.
The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, had in February validated Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. But the National Caretaker Committee of the party appealed against the ruling at the Supreme Court.