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Sheriff wants Makarfi, Jibril to quit, Board of Trustees dissolved


Sheriff. PHOTO: channelstv

Sheriff. PHOTO: channelstv

Former PDP national chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked Senator Ahmed Makarfi to resign as chairman of the caretaker committee.

His call follows Monday’s confidence vote passed on the committee by the Board of Trustees (BoT).

In a statement signed on his behalf by Cairo Ojougbo, his deputy, Sheriff rejected the recommendations of the BoT including reconvening a fresh national convention in Abuja.

The statement, which also sought the immediate reconstitution of the BoT, asked Senator Walid Jibril to resign as Board chairman.

The statement insisted the only condition acceptable to Sheriff was to allow him preside over a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), where the new convention planning committee would be appointed.

“Having deliberated on the reported outcome of the Board of Trustees’ meeting of August 29, 2016, we have resolved to state that the resolutions fell short of the decision reached with the Dickson/Mantu reconciliation committee.

“We completely reject the vote of confidence passed on the illegal caretaker committee, because a committee that has failed twice to successfully organise a convention is a failure. Consequently, we can now confidently inform the general public that well meaning Nigerians have been urging Senator Makarfi to resign to save democracy.”

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  • Darlynstar

    PDP should send this man away from the party

  • Okpi

    This man is an agent of APC with a mission to destabilise PDP. How could PDP in the first place give a sensitive position to President Buhari’s in-law.

  • kalu9909

    Those backing Ali Sherif Modu are enemies of democracy. How can 3 individuals hold a whole party to ransom? And with the collaboration of bad eggs in the judiciary, PDP is being killed gradually. I wonder who gave Sheriff power in the first place. it is easier to give the monkey water to drink, but the problem is how to retrieve the cup from him. Something urgently should be done to exorcise these few disgruntled men out of pdp. The elders of Pdp like Alex Ekwueme, Ciroma, Bamanga Tukur, Jonathan, Aneni and others should wade into this matter to save the opposition party. We need the opposition party now more than any other time.