Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has condemned the way the former acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff was ousted from office saying he deserves a honourable exit.
Ishaku, who spoke against the backdrop of dissolution of the Sheriff-led executive committee of the party and its replacement with the caretaker committee headed by Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, said Sheriff contributed immensely to the party in the past three months and therefore does not deserve to be humiliated out of office.
Fielding questions from journalists during a media briefing to mark his one year in office, the governor stated that it was sad and unfortunate that the party found itself in its present mess adding that everything humanly possible would be done to unite the party for it to remain strong to regain power come 2019.
He however revealed that he did everything possible in conjunction with Governor Dankwambo of Gombe State to garner support for Sheriff at the botched Port Harcourt convention of the party to no avail, saying there was nothing two of them could do out of the twelve PDP governors.
According to him, “Sheriff became the chairman of this party when the party was on the verge of collapse. Within three months of his emergence, he did well to bring back the party alive. Therefore, his exit would have been more honourable than what we have witnessed,” he said.
Narrating the efforts he made to prevent Sheriff from being ousted from office, he said: “When we got to Port Harcourt, the table turned and there were 10 PDP governors against the Gombe State Governor and me. And you know in a democracy, the minority would have their say but the majority would always have their way”
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot