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Sheriff drags PDP governors to court

23 May 2016, 13:37

Abuja - The embattled former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu, Sheriff has threatened to drag the governors elected under the party’s platform to court over his removal from office, reports New Telegraph.

Sheriff was removed from office on Saturday and replaced by former governor of kaduna State, Ahmed Markafi.

Sheriff, who was denied access to the party’s national secretariat by policemen who sealed off the area on Sunday, described the decision at the National Convention in Port Harcourt as a nullity.

Also read: Police seal off PDP national headquarters in Abuja

He described the caretaker committee as a contraption since there was nothing of such in the party’s constitution.

Sheriff on Sunday night met with other sacked National Working Committee (NWC) members in his Maitama residence in Abuja.

Sheriff and the sacked NWC members have consulted their lawyers to tell them on the next line of action.

Vanguard reports that the PDP governors according had on Saturday played a fast one on Sheriff by removing him from office after they had initially supported him to continue as National Chairman.

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who spoke on behalf of other PDP governors, explained that the leadership of the PDP dumped Sheriff because his leadership was destabilising the party.

Wike, who chaired the party’s 2016 National Convention Planning Committee, noted that he and others supported Sheriff when he was the best option, but decided to replace him due to the opposition to his emergence.

- News 24


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