Ben Murray-Bruce, the senator representing Bayelsa East, has just announced his support for Ali Modu Sherrif, the controversial chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
In a statement e-mailed to The Trent on Saturday, February 18, 2017, Senator Murray-Bruce says that the bickering in the party is “childish and irrelevant” and he doesn’t support any more litigation within the party.
“Concerning the PDP, the current bickering is childish and irrelevant. I am not in support of anymore litigation,” the senator said.
“We will work with Ali Modu Sheriff and go to a convention.
“Right now, PDP is on a course towards destruction and abiding by the judgement of the court is the only thing that can save us.
“In the first place, it is never the job of the judiciary to choose the leader of a party. I therefore call an end to the fighting.
“And I am supporting Ali Modu Sheriff because it is the only way to preserve the party.
“Right now, what Nigeria has is a one-party state – there is no opposition.
“Enough is enough. The is the time for PDP to unite, we are a formidable force!”
Ali Modu Sheriff, a former governor of Borno and alleged sponsor of Boko Haram, has declared war on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti following his victory at the Court of Appeal which declared him the authentic chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday.
Sheriff has issued a statement declaring his agenda for the PDP and marked Wike and Fayose has his prime targets in what appears to be a party sabotaging mission.
He branded the two governors, who reportedly spearheaded his emergence as chairman of the party in 2015, as “enemies of the party”.