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Sheriff denies opposing Anenih’s return as PDP BoT member

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 Chief Tony Anenih

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Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has refuted a statement credited to him that he objects to the re-admission of Chief Tony Anenih as member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

The statement signed by‎ Bernard Mikko on behalf of Sheriff reads in part: “‎If the chief is desirous of returning as a member of the BoT, he should re-apply to the party with his response to the pending query for consideration.‎ Chief Anenih did not respond to the query but chose to tender a letter of resignation as BoT member. Up till date, the query remains unanswered and his resignation remains valid.”

The denial is contained in a statement issued to reporters in Abuja, yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mallam Inuwa Bwala.Meanwhile, the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the PDP has appointed Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike as chairman of its proposed national convention on August 17, 2016 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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A statement signed by the secretary of the caretaker committee, Senator Ben Obi showed that the party had also appointed 241 others to serve as members of the committee.
Also, a prominent member of the party in the South West, ‎Senator Buruji Kashamu, yesterday cautioned the party against the consequences of the myriads of legal tussles rocking it, pointing out that court cases would not solve these challenges.‎

Kashamu noted that political dialogue and compromise would be the best option in resolving the crisis.The senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial District stated this in his position paper on how to resolve the party’s leadership crisis.


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