Makarfi led PDP dissociates self from suit against Justices Auta, Okon Abang


The Chairman, National Caretaker Committee, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Wednesday dissociates self and the party from a suit against two federal high court judges, Justices Ibrahim Auta and Okon Abang.

The party, which stated this in a statement signed by the one Dr Ibrahim Uma, special adviser to Makarfi in Abuja, urged members and groups responsible for the said suit to immediately withdraw it.

The statement reads, “The attention of the Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, has been drawn to some publications in both the print and electronic media alleging that the PDP has sued Justice Ibrahim Auta and Justice Okon Abang as a result of their involvement in the Judgment delivered on the Party.

“We wish to state unequivocally that we are not part of the Suit at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court; and therefore, we are urging any loyal Party member or groups that initiated the Suit in question to immediately withdraw the Suit.

“The PDP under Senator Ahmed Makarfi has no reason to sue the honourable Justices of the Federal High Courts and the Party will continue to rely strongly on the Judiciary as the last hope of the common man knowing fully that its only our dependence on prudence Court Judgment that will continue to stabilize our democracy and bring about good governance.

“In the light of the above, the PDP has not instructed anyone or group of persons to file any Case on its behalf and therefore is not a party to Suit N0 9V/2239/2016 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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“The general public, our members and teeming supporters should note that the Party is already taking appropriate legal steps to address previous dissenting Rulings.

“The PDP will continue to maintain its position as a Party that will provide alternative governance and people oriented programmes that is beneficial to all Nigerians.”


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