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18 Jul 2016

PDP crisis: Sheriff lists conditions for backing down

The embattled former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has insisted that he will only bow out on the condition that he is allowed “to nominate ten members to join the other ten that would be nominated by Senator Ahmed Makarfi to organize a fresh convention for the party.”

He gave this condition yesterday when a delegation of Abia chapter of the PDP from the 17 local government areas in the State paid him a solidarity visit in Abuja.
According to Sheriff, he was ready to let go of his claim to the chairmanship stool of the party in deference to the intervention by the governors of Taraba and Gombe states but the conditions he gave must be met.
He said his conditions for a united party were based on the agreement reached at the reconciliation meeting held at the Taraba State Government House under the chairmanship of Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and deputised by Senator Ibrahim Mantu.
He warned that unless the conditions he had set out were met, he would remain the national chairman of the party till 2018.
He explained: “Proposals were put forward in Taraba and discussions cannot go forward until you handle it from the foundation. In Taraba, all issues put forward was for Makarfi Caretaker Committee to be dissolved.”
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