Sheriff wants PDP convention suspended


The Factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has insisted that the party’s national convention slated for August 17 in Port Harcourt be put on hold.

Sheriff also insisted that the venue of the proposed convention be shifted from Port Harcourt to Abuja at a yet to be agreed date.

The ex Borno state governor has insisted on these demands since the date of the convention was announced.

He tabled the demand at Tuesday night’s meeting with a reconciliatory team set up by the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

The aggrieved Sheriff also demanded the removal of the Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, as chairman of the convention planning committee.

He also asked that the local government and ward congresses conducted under his watch but were later cancelled by the Ahmed Makarfi led caretaker committee be upheld.

But the team, headed by a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, could not agree with Sheriff’s demand and opted to take the message back to the BoT in council.


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