Forum of PDP State Chairmen last night reaffirmed their support and loyalty to the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.
This is coming as the Forum disowned the purported declaration of loyalty and support to the former National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff by the Borno State PDP Chapter Chairman, Hon. Shehu Shettima.
According to a statement issued last night by the chairman of the Forum of PDP State Chairmen, Hon. Yahaya Suleiman, there is only one recognised leadership of the party as declared by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on July 4.
Part of the statement reads: “I wish to state on behalf of the State Chapter Chairmen of the PDP in 29 States of the Federation, that our unflinching and unalloyed loyalty and
maximum support remains with the Party, the Peoples Democratic Party led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi’s National Caretaker
“Our loyalty is first and foremost to the Party, the Peoples Democratic Party and to the National Caretaker Committee which is a product of the Party’s highest decision making Organ, the National Convention that held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and also affirmed by the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the 4th of July, 2016.
“My position which represents that of 29 out of 30 chairmen of our party in the state where congresses held during the last State Congresses is that, the Peoples Democratic Party must first of all survive before we can remain Chairmen in our respective States. So, our loyalty is first to the PDP and then to the National Caretaker Committee which is approved, constituted and appointed by the PDP’s National Convention; and upheld by a Court of competent Jurisdiction.
“Any of our member or members pitching tent with the former National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff should know that the interest of the party is supreme, paramount and bigger than any personal or parochial interest. This is why we are also pledging our maximum support to the PDP leadership to dislodge and uproot the APC in Edo State come Saturday, September 10, 2016.

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