PDP Makes Move to Arrest Ali Modu Sheriff, Calls on Inspector General of Police (IGP)

PDP Makes Move to Arrest Ali Modu Sheriff, Calls on Inspector General of Police (IGP)

There are indications that the Police may arrest the embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, if the Inspector General of Police, Idris hearkens to the call by the party leadership to do so.

The party leadership said in Abuja on Wednesday that Modu Sheriff’s behavior of parading himself as the PDP chairman is wrong as it described it as court contempt that would need police intervention now.

After a meeting, chaired by Ahmed Makarfi, the leadership issued a press statement, a copy of which was sent to the IGP, requesting him to arrest Modu Sheriff whom they alleged had committed contempt of court in his recent activity.

The statement specifically stated that it was wrong for Modu Sheriff and one Matthew Iduoriyekemwen to issue certificate to the winner of the Edo PDP governorship primaries despite their nullification as party officers by a court of law.

“This is disobedience to court order and they should be charged for contempt of court,” it said.

The statement, signed by PDP spokesman Dayo Adeyeye, said that the judgment of July 4, where the Federal High Court told Modu Sheriff and his cohorts to stop parading themselves as party officers stands,

“We hereby condemn in strongest terms that the attitude of Modu Sheriff is a contempt that should not be addressed with levity.”

The statement went further that the only candidate the PDP recognized in Edo Sate is Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and that campaign and started to ensure he wins the election.

It called on party members to disobey whatever instruction Modu Sheriff may pass to them, describing him as agent of the ruling party, All Progressive Party, planted in PDP to disrupt it.

There have been serious crises in the party, which of course had made Markafi and Modu Sheriff to lay claim to the party national secretariat in Abuja.

At a point the two gladiators had their supporters, mostly youths barricaded the secretariat to prevent their leaders from gaining entrance.

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