‘Sherrif Was A Distabilising Factor’: Wike Explains Why PDP Sacked Its National...

‘Sherrif Was A Distabilising Factor’: Wike Explains Why PDP Sacked Its National Chairman

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on May 23, 2016
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Ali Modu Sheriff
Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Borno State

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has revealed the real reason behind the sack of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the Port Harcourt convention.

Sheriff was removed on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the inception of the party’s 2016 national convention.

Wike who is the chairman of the 2016 PDP national convention planning committee, said Sheriff is a destabilising factor, adding that the party was headed for doom under his leadership, hence the decision to oust him.

Gov. Wike said: “All along, the crisis has been about the former acting chairman whose emergence was strongly opposed.

“This is destabilising the party and so we had to let him go. What is important is the party and not the individual. No sacrifice is too much for anyone to make as far as PDP is concerned.

“We will not allow the PDP to die or suffer divisions under our watch. History will never forgive us if we watch the party die.”

Meanwhile, the governor stated that the convention was successful notwithstanding that they were unable to elect national officers because the party “has been repositioned in the interest of the nation”.

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