PDP BoT has stated that the newly nominated chairman was not qualified to lead the party – Members insist that he must resign his position The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has insisted on Monday, February 22, that the newly appointed chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff must go as he was not qualified to lead Nigeria’s main opposition party. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter File photo of new PDP chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff The members of PDP BoT restated their earlier stance after a meeting call to discuss the emergence of the former Borno state governor as the new chairman of the party in Abuja.
The BoT rejects the new chairman saying stating that he was not qualified at this time to lead the party. Sahara Reporters reported that this is the first meeting of the party’s BoT since the PDP governors, led by Governors Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike last Tuesday, February 16, selected Sheriff to lead the party. The position of the members of the BoT was read by its acting chairman, Senator Walid jibril. He said that meeting was well attended, with over 55 members in attendance. In attendance at the crucial meeting were two former ministers, Jerry Gana and Ojo Madueke, Stella Omu, Adamu Maina Waziri, Abdullahi Kure, Shaibu Oyedokun and former Senate president, Adolphus Wabara. Jibril said: “It is of the view that Ali Modu Sheriff is not suitable as national chairman of PDP.” He stressed that the board will proposed a viable solution to the current logjam.
He added that his resignation from office will not be in the best interest of the party at this time saying that he was drafted to the position by the National Executive Committee of the party to reposition its ahead of 2019 general elections. The former governor explained that his primary responsibility is to ensure that the party returns to its owners – the people at the grassroots, warning that the era where few decide the fate of the party is over.
Source : Gist Arena