Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday revealed his next line of action, saying he would continue to demand that the party is given back to the “owners at the grassroots.”
Sheriff also disclosed that he would demand that owners of the party at the “grassroots always elect their party officials,” and those to contest elections for them at all levels.
Speaking through his former spokesperson, Bernard Mikko, the sacked PDP National Chairman expressed shock over the ruling of the Supreme Court which booted him out of office.
In a three-paragraph statement issued in Abuja, Sheriff said he was still waiting briefings from his lawyers on the details of the ruling.
The statement reads, “We received with shock the 12th July judgment of the Supreme Court on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Though we still await the full written judgment of the highest court from our lawyers who will fully brief us on the details of the judgment. In the interim, we ask all members and supporters to remain steadfast in prayers for Nigeria.
“Meanwhile, we continue with our avowed demands that the party must be given back to the owners at the grassroots to always elect their party officials and those to contest elections for them at all levels. Internal democracy must be institutionalized in the party.”