North-East PDP Stakeholders’ and Elders Rejects Ali Modu Sherriff As Party’s National Chairman
Following the emergence of former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the party’s stakeholders and Elders of the party from the North-East has dissociated themselves from the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff who recently was made the chairman of the party.
In a statement signed by a chieftain and member of the Adamawa PDP Stakeholder Dr. Umar Ardo, he stated thus; “I, the undersigned member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have been mandated by the vast majority of the Stakeholders and Elders of the party in the Northeast Zone, to state as follows:- “That we are shocked by the decision of the National Executive Committee of the party to appoint Sen. Ali ModuSherrif to superintend over the affairs of the party as chairman; That the Northeast Zone of the party organs have not nominated Sen. Ali Sheriff for the position of the National Chairman; We are convinced that this decision by the NEC to appoint Sen. Ali Sheriff is an imposition against the will and wish of the generality of our faithful members.”
According to Ardo in the statement the Stakeholders and Elders also stated that; “That this imposition is ill to the interests of the party; That in the interest of the PDP and the country, Sen. Ali Sherrif should do the needful and patriotically stepdown forthwith; That failure to do so, we call on all the organs of the party at the states, zonal and national levels to immediately commence the process of removing him; That we call on early Congresses and National Convention to elect party leaders at all levels given that the term of the current leadership is due to end in March 2016. That we make this statement in the best interest of the party and the country.”