The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has enjoined PDP members not to be anxious over ruling of Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, on lingering party leadership tussle.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mr Uche Anichukwu, on Friday in Abuja.
He said there was no cause for alarm, as the party leadership would meet soon to take a decision on the best way forward.
“I enjoin party faithful to remain steadfast as we will surely emerge stronger from the present challenges.
“Those dreaming about the death of the opposition in Nigeria will have to sleep much longer and still wake up to meet us much stronger. “This is because a vibrant opposition is the beauty of democracy,’’ he said.
Journalists report that the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt on Friday upheld former Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, as the authentic National Chairman of the PDP.
A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt in 2016 declared Makarfi as the chairman of the party, while another court of coordinate jurisdiction in Abuja, headed by Justice Okon Abang, ruled in favour of Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff.
Following the leadership tussle, Makarfi and Sheriff have been working from offices other than the national headquarters of the party at Wadata Plaza in Abuja, due to its closure by security agencies.