The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday urged the Inspector General of Police, Kpotun Idris to immediately order the arrest and prosecution of the former national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and Matthew Iduoriyekemwen for contempt of court.
A statement issued in Abuja by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, said the purported issuance of certificate by Ali Modu Sheriff, after the juudgment of Monday, July 4, 2016, was utter disobedience and disrespect to court judgment and should not be treated with levity
It noted that it was not the first time Sheriff was disobeying court judgment or order, expressing shock at his attitude in recent time.
“The former national chairman of our great party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has become an authority in the country with flagrant disobedience of the Nigerian Constitution, the Electoral Act and the PDP Constitution without being arrested or detained by security agencies. Is he above the law, if we may ask?’’
The statement said Justice Abdullah Liman’s judgment on July 4, 2016, was superior to all other court rulings, ex-parte orders or interlocutory injunctions procured by Senator Sheriff and his co-travellers, noting that his reliance on Justice Okon Abang’s ruling of Thursday, June 30, 2016, was an attempt to confuse unsuspecting members of the public as he had done in the past.
“You will recall that Senator Sheriff in collaboration with some APC governors and members invaded our party secretariat on Monday June 13, 2016, laying claims to a non-existing court order.
‘’He has started again after a competent court issued a judgment upholding the decision of our National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which constituted the PDP National Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the party for 90 days, and to conduct another convention that will elect new officers of the party.
‘’Following this, we are calling on the Police to do the needful by arresting Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, his co-travelers and Hon. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen for disobeying court judgment.”
PDP said it only recognizes Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as its authentic and only candidate for the September 10 election, charging its members nationwide and Edo in particular, to give him maximum support needed to win.
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