I Will Quit as Chairman After PDP Convention - Sheriff

"Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff should please take his hands off our party; we unequivocally endorse the leadership of Senator Ahmed Makarfi", the PDP caucus noted.

Sheriff, who was on February 17 confirmed by the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt as the authentic PDP Chairman, had promised to re-open the secretariat latest by Friday.

"As far as we are concerned, the forceful entry of Ali Modu-Sheriff and his team into the party secretariat is illegal and most unwelcomed".

The national chairman, who spent 15mins at the premises, said he will formally resume office on Monday, adding that he had come to access the nature of repairs to be made.

THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Thursday stormed the shut Wadata Plaza National Secretariat of the Party in Abuja.

While alleging that Sheriff's principles and manifestos are completely alien to the PDP may be partly responsible for the demonstrated hostility towards the cohesion of the leading opposition party in Nigeria, the lawmakers urged Nigerians to tarry a little while for the decision of the Supreme Court.

But in a statement on Wednesday, Leo Ogor, the house minority leader, on behalf of the caucus, said the judgement that affirmed Sheriff and nullified the caretaker committee was "discomforting".

"I came to tell him that this is the situation we are. We will conduct a credible convention and whoever wants to be PDP leader can contest in the convention".

Sheriff said, "I plead in the name of God, let's bring peace to the PDP".

Members of him National Working Committee (NWC) and associates had arrived 20 mins before he came.

While receiving some leaders of the party in Abuja, Sheriff urged all party members to shelve the idea of fighting and proceed to work in the best interest of the party.

The PDP South West Zonal Chairman, Mr Makanjuola Ogundipe, who led the team on the visit, said they were at Sheriff's office to express the zone's support for him. He appealed to the governors and other members of the PDP to be cautious in their utterances.

"Let all parties wait for the judgment of the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the land".

  • Joanne Flowers