The Makarfi led PDP will challenge the ruling of the Port-Harcourt Court of Appeal at the Supreme Court. This is in accordance with the statement posted on her official twitter handle. The statement read thus:
1. Two out of the 3 man Justices of the Appeal Court gave a scanty judgment in favour of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff while one for Makarfi
2. The Judgment has finally shown that the ruling Party, the APC is out to create a one party state in the country.
3. The Party is proceeding immediately to the Supreme Court to file an appeal against the ruling of today’s appeal court judgment
Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff have tested their legal muscles through various litigations in many courts in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, with each getting favourable orders and directives with the attendant effect on stability in the party.
Chieftains of the party from the two sides had at various fora expressed readiness to abide by the outcome of the appeal court verdict with a view to bringing lasting peace in the party.
A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had last year gave legitimacy to Makarfi as the chairman of the party, while another court of coordinate jurisdiction in Abuja, headed by Justice Okon Abang, had ruled that Sheriff should be recognised as the chairman.
The PDP has not been able to play the role of leading opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of the crisis ravaging it from within