July 19, 2016
Ali Modu Sheriff Finally List Conditions For Backing Down As Party Chairman
Speaking when a delegation of Abia chapter of the PDP from the 17 local government areas in the State paid him a solidarity visit in Abuja on Sunday, the embattled former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has insisted that he will only bow out on one condition.
According to DailyPost, the former Bornu State Governor insisted that the condition is that only if he is allowed “to nominate ten members to join the other ten that would be nominated by Senator Ahmed Makarfi to organize a fresh convention for the party.”
Sheriff said that he was ready to let go of his claim to the chairmanship stool of the party in deference to the intervention by the governors of Taraba and Gombe states but the conditions he gave must be met.
He said his conditions for a united party were based on the agreement reached at the reconciliation meeting held at the Taraba State Government House under the chairmanship of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and deputised by Senator Ibrahim Mantu.
Sheriff warned that unless the conditions he had set out were met, he would remain the national chairman of the party till 2018.
He explained: “Proposals were put forward in Taraba and discussions cannot go forward until you handle it from the foundation. In Taraba, all issues put forward was for Makarfi Caretaker Committee to be dissolved.”