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Only Supreme Court can remove Makarfi as PDP chairman – Fayose

Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff was on Friday declared the authentic PDP chairman by a Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt.

Fayose has described the ruling as a “rape on democracy”.

In a statement released in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, he said the Makarfi faction had already appealed the Appeal Court’s ruling, adding that “when we got the judgement at the lower court, affirming the Caretaker Committee, Sheriff was still parading himself as the chairman.”

Fayose also spoke about the 2018 governorship elections and the apprehension among some people whether he would lose or win.

He said: “I’m aware that some people are apprehensive of 2018 but I want to say it here that they should worry not. What I know that will happen tomorrow is that I will get to greater heights.

“There are three major important factors in elections, the people is number one, followed by the party and the candidate. You can have a party and candidate, if you don’t have the people, you will fail because the power of the people is greater than the power of those of us in power.

“Here in Ekiti, we have the people. I am saying it here that we are under the leadership of the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker Committee.

“When we got the judgement at the lower court, affirming the Caretaker Committee, Sheriff was still parading himself as the chairman. This time around too, we have appealed the Appeal Court judgement and as such, Makarfi remains our chairman until the Supreme court decides.”

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