By Patience Michael, Bauchi
The Bauchi State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the leadership of Senator Ali Modu Sherrif as the party's national chairman.
It has also declared its support for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction of the party.
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was declared the bonafide PDP Chairman by a Court.
According to the Bauchi State PDP Spokesperson, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari, the party had after a meeting and careful consideration of the situation on ground unanimously decided to support the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction.
He said that the decision to support Makarfi's leadership was taken after the party's expanded exco meeting which held on Sunday.
He said that the exco meeting was attended by all members of the state PDP Working Committee, local government party chairmen and all its elected representatives in the state.
According to him, "We support the Makarfi leadership of the PDP because we believe in what was decided in Portharcourt during the party's convention.
"We also support the decision by Senator Ahmed Makarfi leadership to appeal the court judgement which declared Sheriff as the PDP National Chairman,"he said.