PDP Chairman says Modu Sheriff is ever ready to hand over

Ali Modu Sheriff is ready to handover as the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) National Chairman to a democratically elected Chairman candidate rather than an appointed, the Deputy National Chairman of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has said.

Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff

Ojougboh said Sheriff was ready to handover but would not agreed to being disgraced out of office.

Ali Modu Sheriff
Ali Modu Sheriff
The Deputy Chairman who stated this in a press conference in Abuja, maintained that no amount of court cases can resolve the leadership crisis in the party.

His words: “as far as I am concern, Ali Modu Sheriff is ready to step down but he doesn’t want to be disgraced. He must be given the opportunity to sit at a convention where he will handover properly. And this is what we have told the governors, what is fair is fair.

“Ali Modu do not say that he wants to continue to be chairman but what he said, look, I want to handover to a democratically elected chairman of the party that is elected by the people and not appointed. As far as the law is concern, Sheriff is chairman today but he is ready to convene a convention to handover‎,”

He stated that the crisis could better be resolved through political solution and common sense by all the parties involved.

To this end, he urged all aggrieved stakeholders especially the PDP governors to come together and join hands with Sheriff in order to find a lasting solution to the crisis rather than resorting to legal means of resolving their internal crisis

According to him, Sheriff was willing to make peace and to welcome everybody so as to move the party forward, but said the party must imbibe internal democracy.

He denied that Sheriff was working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the problem that made him left the party was still there.

He traced the crisis in the party to the 2019 presidential election, adding that while Sheriff wanted the ticket to be thrown open a certain South-South ‎governor wanted to determine who flies the PDP presidential candidates.

A federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on Thursday declared the May 21 national convention of the Party in Port Harcourt‎ was illegal.

Source: Globa Village Extra

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