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Reps celebrate Makarfi’s Supreme Court victory



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PDP House of Reps member celebrates Makarfi’s victory at Supreme Court

By Abiemwense Moru

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the House of Representatives have expressed satisfaction over Supreme Court judgment on the party’s leadership crisis, describing it as beginning of new journey for PDP.

The judgment was on the Ahmed Makarfi-led group against Ali Modu Sheriff’s group, where Supreme Court on Wednesday declared Makarfi as legal leader of the party.

In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, Rep. Timothy Golo (Plateau-PDP), expressed satisfaction with the judgment.

He said “I am very happy over the Supreme Court judgment; it tells you that democracy is on course and that the issues at stake are still the issues in place.

“There were issues that were advanced by both parties; we were to do our national convention then, suddenly this decision came up, and some body took the party to court.

“The caretaker committee was to conduct election and round up the entire process of putting an executive committee in place. We would have gone far but the judgment delayed the conclusion.

“I am glad; this is what I was expecting. This is what the people were expecting because the opposition will resume its rightful place in the process of governance.”

Also, Rep. Henry Nwawuba (Imo-PDP), said: “I will like to state that I belong to the Makarfi-led PDP faction and I would always belong to Makarfi faction.

“I don’t know what to say because I am over-joyed; Nigerians are over-joyed.

“I was at the court when all the five judges delivered unanimous judgment in favour of Makarfi, it was jubilation in a serene place like the court.

“Moving forward as party in opposition, all we need to do now is to ensure that everybody comes together.

“I think politics is now dynamic.

“PDP’s victory in Osun senatorial seat in an All Progressives Congress (APC) led state also shows that there is hope for the party.”

Earlier, House Minority Leader, Leo Ogor, had raised a point of order at Wednesday plenary, drawing attention of the lower Chamber to the apex court’s judgment.

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