PDP Crisis: Makarfi faction blocked from meeting at Abuja conference centre

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

The meeting of the Makarfi-faction of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, has been moved to the lodge of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, after the original venue was barricaded.

The meeting, slated for today, Monday, was called on Friday following the Appeal Court judgement that affirmed Ali Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the Nigeria’s troubled opposition party.

In an immediate response to the development via Twitter, the spokesperson for the Makarfi-faction, Dayo Adeyeye, said it was “a sad day” that threatened freedom of association and movement.

He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of collaborating with Mr. Sheriff to frustrate the PDP.

He confirmed Mr. Fayose’s Lodge as the new venue for the meeting to “discuss crucial party matters.”


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    @Editor PTng,

    I believe the story is incomplete.

    Who did the “blocking”?

    That’s the only way we can see the context of such “blockage”.

    Last time I checked, Freedom of Association was still a right in Nigeria.

  • Shahokaya

    How can an unrecognized leadership be allowed to call for a party meeting, don’t we have laws in the country, do they think that because they have area boys like Fayose and Wike they can’t obey rules? Let them bow to Shariff or form their own party.

  • sammyctu ode

    The Nigerian press and media should stop giving unnecessary prominence to these pdp animals who ruined us for 16 wasted years. This is not an issue of not reporting on opposition parties but the media should not promote a set of evil chronic unapologetic evil men and women who never cared for Nigerians but only cared for their own deranged selfishness. I’m not an APGA man but still commend all the initiatives the current governor of Ananbra state is doing. You don’t see him talk like the stark illiterate corrupt Ekiti thug. Let our media continue to remind us all the evils that pdp did and how they made us less of a people and country.

  • Bright Henry

    Wetin concern me with party of thieves

  • Just Me

    Sheriff is in league with APC to destroy PDP and the plot is taking form.