Abuja - Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has said that he will not relinquish his claim to the leadership of the party, reports Vanguard.
Rather, he said his rival, who is the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, must resign before peace would return to the troubled party.
Sheriff spoke in Abuja on Monday when he hosted a delegation of the party from Abia State.
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He said it was true that a meeting was held in Abuja last week Tuesday on how to bring all warring factions in the party together.
Unfortunately, he said the meeting could not agree with the most important aspect of his conditions.
Apart from the resignation of Makarfi, Sheriff according to the the Nation said that he must be allowed to nominate the chairman and 10 others into the new convention committee.
He said he was ready to accept another 10 members for the committee from the Makarfi group.
Sheriff also rejected the choice of Port Harcourt as venue of the party’s National Convention slated for August 17.
The former governor said these were the demands he made at a meeting held with leaders of the party, including Markafi last Tuesday at the Taraba State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja.
- News 24