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Makarfi PDP National Caretaker chairman not ready to sue judges

The National Caretaker Committee chairman of the opposition party, Senator Makarfi has warned against instituting any legal suit against some judges of the Federal High Court.

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The Chairman of PDP National Caretaker Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Markafi, has said that the party under his leadership is not party to a suit against some judges, who delivered judgment on the party.

Makarfi’s position is contained in a statement issued by Dr Ibrahim Umar, his Special Adviser, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Makarfi said his attention was drawn to publications that the PDP had sued Justice Ibrahim Auta and Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court for delivering judgments against the party.

``We wish to state unequivocally that we are not part of the suit at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

``Therefore, we are urging any loyal party member or groups that initiated the suit in question to immediately withdraw the suit.

``The PDP under Sen. Ahmed Makarfi has no reason to sue the honourable Justices of the Federal High Court.

``The party will continue to rely strongly on the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

``We know fully that it is only our dependence on prudent court judgment that will continue to stabilise 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 PDP is not a party to Suit N0 9V/2239/2016 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),’’ Makarfi said.

He urged the public, PDP members and its supporters to note that the party was 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 are beneficial to all Nigerians.’’

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