Ali Modu Sheriff, PDP national chairmana
A Group known as Restart Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Project has given Ali Modu Sheriff March 31 ultimatum to quit as National Chairman of the party.
This was contained in a statement signed by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Jackson Ude and its Conveners, Mr Emmanuel Nwosu and Denis Ukpabio in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement said the group took the decision at the end of its meeting in Abuja on Thursday. “If he dares imbibe the evil spirit of tenure elongation, he must be ready to bear the consequences of such unconstitutional action.”
The group also decried what it termed the sudden approval and support of Sheriff as PDP Chairman by members of the Board of Trustees (BoT).
It wondered how within the space of eight hours after a decision to reject the appointment of Sheriff, the BOT swiftly had a change of heart and endorsed the former Governor of Borno State as chairman.
The group described the swift turn around by members of the BOT as smacking of corruption and impunity that had been the bane of the party.
According to the group, such impunity, corruption and disregard for interest of the party will no longer be tolerated.
“We condemn the summersault and volte face of the Sen. Walid Jibrin’s BOT to back Sheriff as chairman of the PDP.
“It is unfortunate that such high level of party leaders who represent the conscience of the party could be swayed over a plate of porridge offered to them by a serial decampee who has no reputation to lead our great party.
“They have mortgaged their conscience on Sheriff’s few naira.”
According to the group, it is on record that Sheriff is a serial defector and his continuous membership and chairmanship of the PDP will make the party remain a dumping ground for politicians.
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Source:: PM Newspaper