The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has warned members against instituting frivolous court cases on the party’s decisions.
He singled out Ogun State as the only chapter that is going through crisis and accused the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, of fueling the crisis.
“We have constituted caretaker committees in seven states and all of them are working well. The crisis in only in Ogun chapter and it seems he (Kashamu) is the one fueling it,” Makarfi said.
Describing the trend as shameful, the party chairman said such actions would attract severe sanctions and urged members to toe the line of honour by abiding by the ruling of the Supreme Court that affirmed the present leadership of the PDP.
Speaking at the Abuja PDP secretariat while inaugurating the party’s caretaker committees for Osun and Adamawa States, Makarfi urged members to desist from taking the party to court at the slightest opportunity.
He said: “It is very unfortunate that some members are still rushing to court over party matters without following due process. This must stop forthwith, members should embrace peace, we are all members of the party and the interests of all party members will be protected
“From now on, going to court on party matters will be seriously resisted by the leadership. You must look inward for peaceful resolution of your grievances as contained in the party’s constitution.
“Anybody caught doing this or fueling unnecessary crisis in the party will be severely dealt with in line with the constitution of the party.
“Nobody is saying that you should not exercise your fundamental human rights, but in doing so, you should respect the constitution of the party
“Henceforth, we will come hard on those members in line with our party’s constitution. Those concerned should retrace their steps because a tree cannot make a forest.
Mr. Ishola Sarafadeen was appointed the caretaker committee chairman for Osun, while Alhaji Mohamned Imam emerged as caretaker committee chairman for the Adamawa chapter.