The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum has insisted that it would not recognise Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party.
This is coming after a meeting by the governors on Thursday. In the meeting between the governors and Board of Trustee members held at the Ondo State governors lodge in Abuja, the governors explained why they withdrew their support for Senator Sheriff at the aborted Port Harcourt convention after giving him the assurance that he had their support. Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, who was once a vocal supporter of Mr Sheriff’s ambition of becoming the party’s substantive chairman, told Channels Television that they were against “anything that will make Sheriff turn such an opportunity into telling us that he wants to become President of Nigeria.
“After caretaker, we intend to make sure we support you to be substantive chairman and you’re promising people everywhere that they should come and be your vice president, I cant be part of it,” he said. The Caretaker Committee Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, also told journalists that the crisis in the party is fueled by forces outside the party. Also, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sen. Walid Jubril, after receiving the key to the secretariat said the offices would remain locked until the issues are resolved in a bid to avoid confrontation and chaos.
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