The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi has taken over the National Secretariat of the party at Wadatta House, Wuse Abuja, even as he said that the Supreme Court judgement affirming his chairmanship, has re-launched the PDP.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has also joined Makarfi at the Secretariat just as governors of the Peoples Democratic Party are said to be on their way to celebrate the judgement with the new Chairman.
Earlier, there was jubilation galore in the camp of PDP members loyal to Makarfi as the Supreme Court upturned the judgment of court of appeal in Port Harcourt Rivers state which affirmed Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic national chairman Party.
A 3-man panel of the apex court justices led by justice Bode Rhodes-Vivor held that the PDP national convention held in Port Harcourt which dissolved the party’s National Executive Committee was constitutional.
The PDP, according to report is billed to address the media on the victory it obtained from the court any moment.
Reacting, Makarfi expressed excitement on the Judgment, which he said will go a long way strengthening democracy in the country.
A jubilant Makarfi was quoted as saying, “This is a landmark Judgement. We are happy to be back. The PDP is back fully and things will begin to happen very soon”
Makarfi who was speaking to a group of PDP supporters who reportedly mobbed him with congratulatory messages at the Court premises that the turn of events will energise the PDP to restrategise and regain its strength, the Judgment having come at the right time.
Modu Sheriff has been carrying on as the Chairman of the PDP for the past months, latching onto past rulings by the lower courts, which affirmed him as the authentic National Chairman of PDP.
The ousted National PDP Chairman was in the office on Tuesday to monitor events in relation to the pending Supreme Court Judgement.
Newspot Nigeria learnt that top members of the PDP have scheduled a meeting at the residence of Senator Makarfi this evening to examine the Supreme Court Judgement and seek a new way forward.
Efforts to get the sacked PDP national Chairman to make comments on the Court judgement proved abortive as he was said to have sneaked out of Abuja early this morning after getting wind of the slant of the Court Judgement