Abuja - The factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has insisted that the party’s national convention slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt be put on hold, reports The Nation.
Sheriff is also insisting that the venue of the proposed convention be shifted from Port Harcourt to Abuja at a yet to be agreed date.
Sheriff made these demands during a meeting with the party's Board of Trustees Reconciliation Committee.
News 24 had reported that a reconciliation committee, headed by former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana, was inaugurated last Monday by the BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, to find political solution to the lingering crisis.
Sheriff, who met with the committee on Tuesday night, also insisted that the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, should also not head the convention committee.
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It was gathered that apart from his opposition to the choice of Port Harcourt, Sheriff also insisted that the ward, local government and state congresses already concluded and approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) must stand.
But the committee could not agree with Sheriff’s demand and opted to take the message back to the BoT in council.
- News 24