We Won’t Be Part Of Sheriff’s Convention –PDP Govs

An end appears not to be in sight to the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party despite the plan by the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to step down after the National Convention of the PDP.

This time round, governors elected on the platform of the PDP have said they will not be part of the National Convention being proposed by Sheriff.

They stated this on Thursday in response to a statement reportedly made by Sheriff on Wednesday when he received members of the party from the South-West.
The former Borno State governor had, on Wednesday, said he would quit office as “soon as a national convention is held and new national officers are produced.”

But the PDP governors, who are members of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction, maintained that they would never be part of the convention.

Speaking on the development with The PUNCH on Thursday, the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, said the proposed convention would be an exercise in futility.

Fayose stated, “We will never be part of the convention because it is an exercise in futility.

“The case is already at the Supreme Court; so, we await the outcome of the case.

“I repeat, Sheriff is a general without an army. Who are his governors or top political office holders?

“He is an agent of destabilisation in the PDP; he is a mole of the All Progressives Congress.”