Senator Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District in the Senate has stated that Ali Modu Sheriff is the authentic national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Her declaration is against the position of Governor Ayo Fayose, who insists Ahmed Makarfi remains the party’s national chairman.
Raji-Rasaki, who spoke to newsmen on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, at a programme organised for the people of her district, stated that the court ruling which favoured Sheriff must be respected.
Rasaki, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, also declared that the era of impunity was dead in the PDP.
She said: “Crisis in any political party is part of democracy because we disagree to agree.
“We, the authentic PDP, are being led by Ali Modu Sheriff and we thank God that the court judgment has put an end to impunity in our party.
“Impunity is one thing that destroys any organisation or association where people decide and subscribe to rules and regulations guiding them.
“It is a pity that some people turned the PDP to a place where one person will corner everything and turn it to PLC.
“A party is supposed to be where everybody has a say because we are in a democracy.
“In Ekiti, the authentic executive has won in court as well, so in the PDP, we have no option than to obey the rule of law”.