The Legal Adviser to National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, Barr. Bashir Maidugu, has said that the alleged moves by Ahmed Makarfi to form an ‘Advanced PDP’ under INEC will be met with strong resistance.
Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the party said it is ready to challenge the alleged planned registration of ‘Advanced PDP’ by Ahmed Makarfi.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the Sheriff-led National Caretaker Committee says it will go to court to challenge the planned registration.
Maidugu noted that any move by any person or group to use the party’s name either at INEC or at the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, would be resisted.
He said, “We are recognised legally by the Court of Appeal and all law abiding citizens should abide by the decision of the court. Anything contrary to this is contemptuous.”
Maidugu said PDP was a legally registered and recognised political party which administered the affairs of the nation for 16 consecutive years, insisting that duplicating its name in whatever guise will fail.
He also explained that INEC should avoid complicating the issues by not listening to any political group with the name ‘PDP’ in order to deepen democracy in the country.