…Okays denying “old PDP” a chance to hide
Prince Tonye Princewill has hailed the Supreme Court ruling over who ought to be the rightful national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party which favored the Ahmed Markafi-led National Working Committee, NWC.
Mr. Princewill in response to the judgement said: “I want to thank the Supreme Court for denying old PDP a chance to hide away and show up tomorrow with a brand new face. Nigerians know this PDP and are familiar with not only its ways, but its characters. The devil we know is better. He is much easier to defeat.”
He noted that, “For the neutrals or the progressives in PDP, you now have a clear choice. There are no vacancies in PDP. The top is heavy, so there is little or no room for growth. You can either go back or move forward. Here in Rivers state we have two seaports, two airports, massive land and enviable resources. Are you feeling it? You need a government that does not give excuses.”
Continuing he said, “If your answer is No. You know where to come. Join us at the only place where vacancies exist for people like you. Where good candidates stand a very good chance and only a level playing field will suffice. A party where youths lead and winning requires a team. Work is about to start, so unless you prefer to come after the soup has been cooked, join us now.”
“I and many others will be here to welcome you to the APC. I promise you. You will see many more people like you” Princewill said. He predicted that many in the PDP who were hoping for a new direction will find that APC is now their best chance
However, the Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bro. Felix Obuah has described the judgment of the Supreme Court which conferred legitimacy on the Senator Ahmed Markafi-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party as heartwarming and a step in the right direction.
Bro. Obuah in a statement in Port Harcourt called on members of the party to work for the unity, peace and corporate existence of the party, using the judgment of the Supreme Court as an instrument of strength.
He said the judgment which has formally sacked Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the National Chairman of the PDP has ushered the party into a new dawn, stressing the PDP will benefit more as a united party.
Bro. Obuah who cautioned against utterances capable of threatening the peace and unity of the party, said this is particularly because the PDP remains the cynosure of hope, following the failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to meet the expectation of Nigerians.
According to the Rivers PDP Chairman, “We should be able to live together in peace and harmony; and must all be advocates of genuine peace”.
He went on, “I whole heartedly celebrate with the Senator Ahmed Markafi-led National Working Committee (NWC) on the victory at the Supreme Court. I also salute the apex court for its dispassionate judgment”.
The judgment, according to Bro. Obuah has brought to an end a protracted leadership crisis that rocked the party.
The Rivers PDP Chairman also congratulated Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for standing firm in his quest for a united, peaceful and progressive PDP ahead of the 2019 General Election.
Bro. Obuah appealed to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to join hands with Senator Ahmed Markafi to move the PDP forward, adding that the party now remains the only platform to enthrone genuine change for Nigerians.