Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George was shocked at the Court of Appeal judgement in Port Harcourt, affirming Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the PDP, saying the judgement spelt doom for democracy.
"My spirit has never been this dampened,” George said of the ruling.
He said, "I was shocked. Shocked is the minimum I could say. It is worse than being shocked. My immediate conclusion was that this is the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau.”
George said court justices have murdered democracy for setting aside the convention held in Port Harcourt where the National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi was appointed.
He equated the party convention to the Supreme Court, with regards to party decision.
He said the Makarfi Committee can only be removed by the same National Convention which gave birth to it.
"Our National Convention from what we were told was set aside. National Convention decisions set aside? I leave that to the political pundits to analyse. But for whatever it is, it is a very dark day for democracy. This is a very sad day.
"The party that was in government, very well established, the most populous political party in the whole of Africa being decimated and reduced to Sheriff as its Chief Manager."
George also spoke on the defection of six PDP lawmakers in the House of Representatives, describing it as most irresponsible.
He said they had betrayed the trust of the electorate who voted them in, adding that they didn't consult with their leaders before jumping ship.
On the lawmakers who defected to APC on Thursday, the PDP leader said the lawmakers lack any iota of shame, saying, "I am extremely disappointed in them".
He said the APC where they defected to cannot boast of the stability in PDP, noting that those in that cannot be trusted.
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