Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:29 pm
A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Senator, Ben Murray Bruce has said the only way to put an end to the crisis afflicting the opposition party is to support Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who was declared the authentic chairman of the party by the Port Harcourt Division of Court of Appeal on Friday.
While other members of the party led by factional chairman, Ahmed Makarfi had vowed to appeal the court verdict, the Bayelsa Senator who described the bickering within the erstwhile Nigeria ruling party as “childish and irrelevant,” said he is not in support of more litigation.
Rather, Bruce counseled that every member of PDP should work with Modu Sheriff to organize a convention of the party where a new national working committee will be elected.
Ben Bruce said “Concerning the PDP, the current bickering is childish and irrelevant. I am not in support of anymore litigation. We will work with Ali Modu Sheriff and go to a convention.
“Right now, PDP is on a course towards destruction and abiding by the judgement of the court is the only thing that can save us.
“In the first place, it is never the job of the judiciary to choose the leader of a party. I therefore call an end to the fighting.
“And I am supporting Ali Modu Sheriff because it is the only way to preserve the party.
“Right now, what Nigeria has is a one-party state – there is no opposition. Enough is enough. The is the time for PDP to unite, we are a formidable force!.”